Giant legs of Vietnam’s ‘dragon chicken’ a Lunar New Year delicacy

    On a farm close to Hanoi, Le Van Hien picks out the best bird among his flock of "dragon chickens" -- a breed with legs as thick as a brick that can fetch up to $2,000 a head.

    Belgian television makes reportage on Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration

    Belgium’s French-language television channel BX1 has broadcasted a reportage entitled "Vietnamese people celebrate Tet in Woluwe Saint-Pierre" about the Lunar New Year (Tet) that the Vietnamese Association in Belgium and the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium organised on January 22 in Brussels.

    “I love Vietnam, its people and culture,” says Prof. Ahn Kyong-hwan

    Having studied Vietnamese for decades and translated several Vietnamese masterpieces into Korean, Professor Ahn Kyong-hwan has made plenty of practical contributions to bringing Vietnam closer to the Republic of Korea (RoK), as well as promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.

    Tet celebrations of ethnic Mong people in Central Highlands

    The Mong ethnic group of Cu Pui commune in Krong Bong district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak typically celebrate the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, in a special way. Let’s take a closer look at their customs during the festive season.

    Lucky money giveaway – an exchange of best New Year wishes

    Giving away lucky money is a traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) custom through which Vietnamese people exchange the best wishes with one another, hoping for a year of peace and good luck.

    Coconut husking a risky job for seasonal workers in Ben Tre

    Seasonal unskilled workers in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, an area famous for coconuts and coconut-based products, brave daily risks while processing up to 1,000 of the rock-hard fruit each day.

    “Xong Dat” remains cherished Lunar New Year tradition

    To ensure good luck for the house, the selected “first foot” is normally required to have zodiac signs compatible with the host. He or she should also be successful and content with life.

    Flower festival in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu My Hung attracts multiple visitors

    Despite having yet to be inaugurated, a flower festival with the theme ‘Xuan Phon Vinh’ (Prosperous Spring) in the Phu My Hung New Urban Area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City has attracted multiple visitors.

    Ho Chi Minh City inaugurates spring flower markets

    With Tet, Vietnam’s biggest holiday to mark the start of a Lunar year, only a week away, many flower markets and flower fairs have been set up across Ho Chi Minh City.

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