Overseas Vietnamese Around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year

No matter where they live or work, Vietnamese people around the world appreciate the homeland traditions of Tet.

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Overseas Vietnamese people across continents have celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in a warm atmosphere in line with Vietnamese traditions. Despite being away from Vietnam, overseas Vietnamese still replicate the charms of the season.

Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese people in the US make “banh chung” or square glutinous rice cake for the traditional Tet holiday of the nation. “Banh chung” is made of sticky rice, pork, and mung bean wrapped inside a special leaf called “dong” and boiled for about 12 hours. Photo: Dich Vu
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese IT engineers celebrate the traditional New Year in Japan. Photo: FPT
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Consulate General and the Vietnamese community in 4 southern Laos provinces celebrate Tet 2023. Lucky money giveaway is a long-standing practice that represents “mung tuoi” or “li xi”, literally meaning “congratulation on a new age”. Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese people in Australia actively organize activities to celebrate Vietnamese traditional Tet. The dancers had just performed routines that symbolize good luck to help usher in the Lunar New Year. Photo: Australia News
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
The Vietnamese community in New Zealand holds a Tet celebration. Photo: TG&VN
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Representatives of Deptford government, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK, and Vietnamese associations and delegations attend the 2023 Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: VNA
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
In the Czech Republic, the Vietnamese Embassy coordinated with the Vietnamese Association in the country to organize program to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023 on January 20 after nearly three years of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: VOV
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
The Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia cooperated with the Vietnamese Association in the country’s Bratislava capital and Kosice city to organized a meeting marking the Vietnamese traditional Tet festival. Photo: Embassy of Vietnam to Slovakia
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
The Vietnamese Embassy to France organized the program “Tet reunion”, welcoming the New Year of the Cat 2023. Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong.
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese people make banh chung to celebrate Tet in Mozambique. Photo: VNA
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
A Vietnamese class collaborated with the Vietnamese Embassy to the Netherlands to hold a special course to instruct overseas Vietnamese students and children to wrap banh chung. Photo: Embassy of Vietnam to the Netherlands
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi and staff of the Embassy visited and wished New Year’s greetings to officials, employees, and representatives of the Vietnamese community living and doing business at the Hanoi-Moscow multifunctional complex (Incentra) in the Russian capital city.
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
“Spring Fair 2023” of the Vietnamese field hospital at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong.
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
Vietnamese Ambassador to Bulgaria Do Hoang Long offers incense at an altar to worship Vietnamese great leader President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: VNA
Overseas Vietnamese around the World Celebrate Lunar New Year
The Vietnamese Embassy in Qatar coordinated with the Vietnamese community in the country to organize a Tet celebration with the participation of overseas Vietnamese, the Embassy staff, and foreign friends.
Hannah Nguyen