the Traditional New Year's Holiday
Ho from Vietnam
country has famous holidays because they symbolize
the customs of people. A famous holiday in my
country is the Lunar New Year Festival. Nowadays,
Vietnamese still keep this traditional
Old and young people go to the park to
see Chinese dragon dances and fireworks.
Here even school kids practice to present
their own dragon
of all, the New Year holiday happens in February.
In the month before the holiday, people clean up
and whitewash their houses. They buy fresh flowers
and a peach blossom to put in their house. as that
is the Vietnamese custom.
they buy cakes and fruits such as watermelons,
ginger-sweetmeat, coconut sweetmeat,
plum-sweetmeat, and lotus seeds to receive their
the days before the holiday, it's crowded in the
markets because the people sell flowers and fruits
and they go shopping for the New Year's holiday. If
you walk along the streets near the markets, you'll
see the people are going to buy peach blossoms.
It's crowded and fun.
the midnight of the holiday, people go to pagodas
to pray to Buddha. Everyone walks along the streets
and talks together. After that, old and young
people go to the park to see Chinese dragon dances
and fireworks. Next, the people congratulate each
next morning, the children have to wish
grandparents, parents and relatives a Happy New
Year. After the children wish their parents good
luck, their parents will give them a red envelope
that has money inside. Then the family eats cakes
and watermelon. Watermelon are special fruits
during the Vietnamese New Year. Then, people return
to their houses.
famous Vietnamese holiday is important because
everyone still keeps the customs of their
ancestors. The Vietnamese have fun and are always
happy on New Year's Day. They are always saying
"Happy New Year" to each other.
about the first
days of celebration of the New
There are 3 main days.
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