During these days, crowds of visitors flock to Phat Tich Pagoda in the Lao capital city of Vientiane. They come to pray for peace and good health for themselves and their loved ones.

Phan Tien Anh, a resident of Laos for many years, mentioned that his family maintains this practice to educate their children about Vietnam’s tradition and to pray for a New Year filled with good health, happiness, and peace.

Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, who was born and raised in Laos, shared that her family visits pagodas on the 30th day of the last lunar month to experience the sacred atmosphere of Tet.

For every Vietnamese citizen, the cultural significance of visiting pagodas at the beginning of the lunar year goes beyond just a tradition. It is also an opportunity for families to pass on the values of Tet (Lunar New Year) to future generations.