New Year’s Eve Fireworks
New Year’s Eve is the transition time between the last day of the old year and the first day of the new year. This is one of the important ceremonies in the customs and cultures of many ethnic groups. On this occasion, many Western and Eastern countries often organize fireworks or other festivals to end the old year (year-end) and welcome the new year at the right time at 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds. January 1 for the New Year, for the Lunar New Year, New Year’s Eve is a sacred moment on the night of the 1th New Year, at this time the weather changes to spring, officially starting the new year.
After watching the program “See you at the end of the year”, we will celebrate New Year’s Eve together. On every New Year’s Eve at the main locations of big cities or some provinces, there are shootings New Year’s Eve fireworks. With many people living in big cities New Year’s Eve fireworks It is an indispensable thing during Tet.
Ground breaking at the beginning of the year
After New Year’s Eve, when an old year has passed and a new year has just arrived, a ritual that many people still believe is Breaking ground at the beginning of the year. This is an ancient tradition associated with the age of the householder according to the twelve zodiac signs. The first person to enter the house in the new year will be the one who breaks the ground and if the age of the person who breaks the ground matches the representative animal of the year in accordance with the age of the owner, then that year the owner will have a prosperous business, good luck. overflowing.
Follow my father when choosing people Breaking ground at the beginning of the year then you should choose those who have the five elements, the celestial can, and the earth chi that correspond to the age of the householder and are also similar to the five elements, the celestial can, and the chi of that year. The person chosen to Breaking ground at the beginning of the year should also be children or men, have dignified morals, success, good spirits, good health, cheerfulness, generosity, enthusiasm… Should be avoided for mourning people, women to bring Breaking ground at the beginning of the year and if the owner is in mourning, pregnant women should also avoid going to wish Tet too early so as not to bring bad luck to other families.
Overall Breaking ground at the beginning of the year is a long-standing custom, but today not many people believe or pay attention to the age of the person breaking the ground. Usually, the eldest son in the family (father or eldest son) will storm the ground on behalf of the family, even though the person who broke the ground should be someone outside the family.
Happy new year lucky money
According to the tradition from generation to generation, on Lunar New Year’s Day, the children in the house in turn say New Year wishes, then give gifts and celebrate the age of grandparents and parents. After that, the children and grandchildren will be given lucky money by grandparents and parents with a red envelope with a little money inside. Not only family members, but also on New Year’s Eve anyone can give each other lucky money with good luck wishes.
Li Xi is a beautiful and beautiful custom during the New Year holidays, because lucky money shows our care and concern for the young generation as well as our generosity and generosity when opening our hearts to share the things that we need. his profits from last year to the people around. Sharing my fortune with everyone means that I will have many new blessings.
With the desire for loved ones to start a peaceful new year, every year on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, people and families prepare new change to congratulate and celebrate each other’s years. Surely when receiving lucky money envelopes, your family members will become more and more united when spring comes.
Chung cake, Tet cake
The indispensable dish in the New Year’s Eve meal in particular and the Tet holiday in general isAnh Chung and Tet cake. Legend has it that Chung cake dates back to the Hung King’s time and is associated with a legend Chung cake Lang Lieu’s banh day. Round and white thick cake, Chung cake Square and blue are two images representing heaven and earth: “the sky is round and the earth is square”. Basically, banh chung is a traditional dish of northern families Banh tet present in the kitchens of Southern families.
However Chung cake and Tet cake have a relatively similar method: Same rice with mung bean filling and fatty meat, wrapped with banana leaves, dong leaves. However, banh chung is square in shape, and banh tet is cylindrical in shape (like a ham). Boil Chung cake, Tet cake usually for a long time and with the generation of our fathers, our parents, looking after the pot Chung cake, Tet cake usually long nights by the fire with folk games or card games.
Although today the young generation in the city no longer cooks by themselves Chung cake, Tet cake and look Chung cake, Tet cake like the old days, but surely the memory of the night by the fire looking at the cake is a beautiful memory, hard to fade for many generations every New Year comes, spring comes.
Going to wish New Year’s grandparents, relatives, friends
New Year is also an opportunity for families to get together Go to New Year’s greetings to grandparents, relatives, friends. After a hectic year at work, families come to visit, wish the new year and wish their grandparents good health, visit relatives and friends, colleagues and neighbors around.
This is a good tradition of our Vietnamese people, although there are still many problems such as gifts and drinking hidden under this cover. Job Go to New Year’s greetings to grandparents, relatives, friends It is both a family outing together, and an opportunity for brothers and sisters to meet and longtime friends to sit down and talk. Uncles and uncles often have the saying “new year talks old”.
Because in life for a year everyone is busy with their work, how often do they sit down and talk to each other? Sometimes there is only one occasion in the whole year when relatives, old friends, new neighbors visit each other’s houses, confide, talk and wish each other a successful and happy new year.
Apricot tree, peach branch
Just like Christmas in the West, there is a pine tree in Vietnam. Every New Year’s Eve to the next spring, the family is excited to buy ornamental plants to play Tet. Two popular and traditional plants during Tet are apricot tree, peach branch.
Ochna tree is a plant with yellow flowers of the genus Mai, the Mai family is favored by people in the South on Tet holidays. Ochna tree Gold is distributed mainly in the area of Truong Son mountain range, Quang Nam, Da Nang to Khanh Hoa. The yellow color of apricot flowers represents the color of warm sunshine, joy, and wealth, so Southerners often display ochna tree in my house with the desire that entering the new year will have a lot of joy, joy, and prosperous business. According to the concept of many people, the more petals the apricot blossom blooms, the more beautiful it is, if any house apricot tree blooms with seven-petal flowers, that year will be “great sand and great benefit”. If ochna tree loved by the people of the South, peach tree are displayed by Northerners during Tet holidays. Perhaps also because apricot is a warm-loving plant and peach is a cold-loving plant and only blooms when it is warm. Peach tree There are many varieties with pink peaches, forest peaches, fading peaches… In general, peach trees have pink flowers, thin wings, meaning to bring freshness, joy and happiness in the new year.
In some places peach tree Also known as the tree mentioned. However ochna tree to be left by the southerners peach branch Popular with Northerners, but now Southerners can also play peaches and Northerners can also play apricots. Next to apricot tree, peach branch Some other species of trees are also popular during the Tet holidays, which are kumquat trees, orange trees… with the meaning of bringing the new year fragrant flowers and sweet fruits.
New Year’s Meal
New Year’s Meal It is a farewell meal for the old year, often held in offices and factories, between close friends and old friends, but the most popular and traditional is a family reunion meal.
Tet is the occasion when children who study far away return home, husbands and wives return to work from far away with their children, and families and children go far away to their hometown with grandparents. Therefore New Year’s meal extremely meaningful to Vietnamese people because Vietnamese people have a tradition of attaching importance to family affection.
New Year’s Meal It is not only a farewell meal for the old year but also a reunion meal. Where children and grandchildren gather around grandparents, brothers and sisters sit together on a tray, how cozy it is. Usually, common, normal New Year’s meal held on the 30th day of the New Year together with New Year’s Eve offerings. Then New Year’s meal There will be many dishes, but the most popular are still chicken, fried spring rolls, banh chung, bamboo shoot soup, melon fat, onions, …
Ceremony to worship Mr. Cong and Mr. Tao
Ceremony to worship Mr. Cong and Mr. Tao It is a long-standing custom of Vietnamese people that takes place on December 23 (December according to the lunar calendar), right before the Tet holiday. On the 12nd and 22rd of the Lunar New Year, families will hold a lavish ceremony in the hope that Tao Quan will report good deeds on their behalf, “understate, say avoid” bad things to the Jade Emperor.
According to legend, Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao or Tao Quan are gods sent by the Jade Emperor to earth to govern the kitchen and home of each family in the underworld. And every year on the 23rd day of the XNUMXth lunar month, Tao Quan will ride a carp that turns into a dragon to heaven to report to the Jade Emperor. Ngoc Hoang will base on that to decide the prosperity and decline of the family in the coming year. At the adoration Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao will report back to the heavens about what happens in the families of the earth, and the two men will return on New Year’s Eve to continue to take care of the family’s fire. According to custom, Vietnamese people will have a farewell ceremony Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao return to heaven before 12 noon on December 23. According to the traditional custom, families need to make a tray of salty foods, betel and areca, wine, and burn incense, in addition to releasing carp to eat. Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao ride to heaven.
Nowadays, Vietnamese people often burn more votive papers, which are the sets of coffins, hats, and comedy of . Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao Or maybe even votive carp. Worshiping Mr. Cong, Mr. Tao is considered as the last holiday in the old year, signaling the end of the year to prepare for the new year.
Above the altar, there is usually a folk painting of five fruits, a book of letters… sometimes a Confucian word (Tam, Phuc, Duc…).Tet Painting It has long been a custom, a hobby of Vietnamese people, and not only people with money can play paintings, but people with little money can also play paintings.
It is an indispensable part of the space of the old traditional New Year. The vibrant colors seem to evoke a feeling of freshness, warmth, and excitement of spring in every Vietnamese family.
Currently, to welcome a new year with the hope of receiving a lot of luck, fortune and health, people often choose a beautiful Tet picture to decorate the house. It not only makes your home more luxurious, modern and impressive, but it also has good feng shui meanings.
Year-end Meetup Program (Tao Quan)
An indispensable thing in every Tet holiday for more than ten years is program “Meet at the end of the year”, also known as “Tao Quan” or “Ao Quan returns to adoration”. This is a political comedy program organized by the Vietnam Television Film Production Center in collaboration with VTV, with the first issue released in 2003. Program “Meet at the end of the year” broadcast at 20 pm on the 30th day of the New Year every year – when the New Year’s meal has just ended, the family sits down to sip tea and watch TV programs. With many young generations today, especially the 9X and 2K generations, program “Meet at the end of the year” has become so familiar and an indispensable part of every New Year’s Eve. Many young people also say that “Tet without the Tao Quan is not Tet”.
Program “Meet at the end of the year” gathers many famous comedians such as Quoc Khanh, Cong Ly, Xuan Bac, Tu Long, Quang Thang, Van Dung, Chi Trung, Minh Hang, … with the role of Ngoc Hoang by Quoc Khanh, the role of Nam Cao, Bac. Dau is played by Xuan Bac and Cong Ly. The remaining Apple Army roles change from year to year.
As an annual political comedy program, satirizing the negative sides, bad habits and outstanding problems of Vietnamese society during the past year, certainly program “Meet at the end of the year” is the most loved and anticipated TV program every Tet holiday and is one of the 10 indispensable things every Tet holiday of every house.
An extremely important and indispensable thing on the altar of every family is Fruit tray. The presentation fruit tray New Year’s Day means expressing respect to ancestors, demonstrating the principle of drinking water, remembering the source. The fruit also symbolizes the results of the whole year’s labor of the descendants to the superiors.
Fruit tray It is a fruit tray with about five different kinds of fruit commonly found on Vietnamese New Year’s Day. The fruits displayed express the wishes of the owner through their name, color and arrangement.
Temple festival at the beginning of the year
And New Year’s Temple Festival It is an indispensable job on Tet holiday. In Vietnam, the majority of people who follow or believe in Buddhism have beliefs and habits of burning incense and worshiping at temples. At the beginning of the year, people often go to worship and go to pagodas to express their sincerity and pray for good luck.
If you have a family, go New Year’s Temple Festival At temples near home, some families choose large and famous pagodas such as Perfume Pagoda, Thay Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Quan Su Pagoda, Bao Quoc Pagoda, Thien Mu Pagoda, Dau Pagoda, Dau Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. … to worship, pray for luck, draw hexagrams on the first occasions of the year. Usually, people often go to the temple on the first days of the new year, from the first to the fifth and especially the full moon of January.
New Year couplets
To decorate the house and to enjoy the Spring, in the past, from the Confucian scholars to the “old-fashioned” commoners, it was still customary to hang “”Red couplets”“On Tet holiday. NS distich This is written in Confucian characters (black or yellow) on red or peach-colored paper, so it is also called a red couplet. The word ” itself”Red couplets‘ also appears in New Year couplets or:
Fatty meat, pickled onions, red couplets
Tree Miraculous, green banh chung.
Not only that distich Red also brings Tet wishes for good luck, prosperity and fortune that the family wishes in the new year, and at the same time expresses the spirit of spring in spite of unexpected things in life. So the hanging Red couplets Indoor has become popular nowadays.
Kumquat tree – the tree of fortune
When Tet comes, the kumquat tree is often decorated in the living room. Kumquat Tet has more and more sophisticated designs but still has to ensure luxuriance, green leaves, and golden fruits show abundance, promising a new year of good harvest, good food, and abundant vitality.
Quat is the name of the North, the South calls it tac and the Southwest calls it an evergreen tree, which can be grown as an ornamental tree, indoor bonsai is a symbol of luck displayed on Tet holidays. .
Fortune tree is an ornamental plant made from many materials, not a fresh tree, but has many meanings to express luck and fortune, and is decorated by many families on Tet holidays. This plant is often placed in porcelain pots or other pots of the right size to create a beautiful, attractive frame and match the feng shui and landscape of the house.
Since how many years jam is a dish that always appears in the Tet confectionery tray of Vietnamese families. Every time a guest comes to wish Tet, the host will invite guests to sip colorful jams on the tray, sip a cup of hot tea and exchange blessings for the new year.
Tet to spring is the time when children who have gone away return to their home, gather with their families to fully enjoy the happiness of reunion. Parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren together to welcome a warm New Year with a cup of hot tea and pieces jam sweet, giving each other smiles and loving, affectionate eyes. The sweetness of jam is the taste of happiness, fullness, and reunion.
The tree mentioned
The tree mentioned is a bamboo about 5–6 meters tall. At the top often hang many things (depending on the locality) such as votive papers, exorcism charms, cactus branches, wine gourds braided with straw, paper carp images (for the apple army to be used as a means of returning to heaven), chess prizes. lychee, cashew (red), sometimes people even let dangling small terracotta pots, every time the wind blows, the earthen pieces collide in the city with jingling sounds that are very pleasing to the ears…
It is believed that the objects hanging from the tree, plus the noises of the earth, are to signal to the devil that this place is an owner’s house, not to disturb… In the evening, people hang one. Lanterns on the tree let ancestors know the way home to celebrate Tet with their children.
On the night of the death, firecrackers are also allowed in the house mentioned tree to celebrate the coming new year, ward off evil spirits or bad luck. The tree mentioned It is usually erected on December 23 as the day the Tao Quan returns to heaven because from this day until the New Year’s Eve, the Tao Gong is absent, the devil often takes this opportunity to sneak back to disturb him, so he has to plant mentioned tree to exorcise. By the end of the seventh day mentioned tree is lowered.