Over the years, the meaning and celebration of Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, has transformed with the passing of time and the country's development. So, how do the different generations see these changes? How similar is Vietnam's most important festival to how it was in the past?
A Feb. 9 nighttime stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake might go down in the books as the shiniest and most traffic-packed night of your life. However, for other Tet shimmer and glow, the Sofitel Summit Lounge will play host to a firework show on the 20th floor overlooking the city, with a complimentary cocktail.
Tet preparations are in full swing. Red and yellow can be seen on every street corner with the streets full of flowers and quaint and charming lanterns. The excitement of the Lunar New Year is upon us and the city feels different.
Bookworm and Hanoi Cooking Centre will be hosting their Tet Festival on Sunday Jan. 27.