Vietnam: Cultural Information by Global Affairs Canada
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Tết – Lunar New Year
For a long time, when the Lunar New Year (Tết) arrives, the Vietnamese people often purchase delicious specialties to worship their ancestors with first, then share among their family members to enjoy during the holidays. The custom has become a tradition which shows the Vietnamese refined eating and entertaining lifestyle, and also reflects a cultural feature unique to each region of the country. Read more.
Above is a traditional food tray for Vietnamese Lunar New Year Tết. The traditional square sticky rice cake (bánh chưng) is in the centre. (Photo: Tran Thanh Giang/VNP).
This wedding picture is by Francois Maltais, Reader Photo, The Montreal Gazette: Doctor Nguyen Thanh Binh (my nephew) is a Vietnamese born Canadian physician practising at the Ottawa Civic and General Hospitals and his spouse is Marie-Helene Poisson, a Canadian lawyer. The young couple was dressed with the traditional Vietnamese wedding clothes. They live in Ottawa but married in Montreal on July 3, 2010.
Photo: The Montreal Gazette, June 29, 2010.