Category: Culture

February 20, 2021 0

Reconnection of the Vietnamese Roots Through Tet

By Đặng Trường Diêm

Tết is a Lunar New Year celebration for the Vietnamese. Most people prepare in advance for two months while the festive mood lasts for fifteen days or more. The holiday diaspora for the Vietnamese residing in Canada works as a link to their roots.
The occasion could go on for the first three days of the new year. Most food prepared during the feast are  Tết preferences which include thịt kho, and canh khổ qua hầm. In tradition, the altar must display its food for three days to show gratitude to the ancestors.

February 18, 2021 0

Everything to Know About Vietnam’s Tradition and Customs

By Đặng Trường Diêm

Below is a list of traditions and customs in Vietnam:
Ancestral Worship
Every Vietnamese home has a small space for its altar to help the departed commune with the living. The food offering, candle lighting, and incense burning are rituals made before praying. 
Burning of Votive Paper
A votive paper can be any form like a house, clothes, fake money, cars, or motorbikes made entirely of paper. The burning of …

February 17, 2021 0

Experience the Festivities in Vietnam

By Đặng Trường Diêm

Vietnam is the home of thousands of pagodas and shrines. It also has plenty of cultural events celebrated at a specific time of the year. Each celebration is rich with ancient history. Some of the festivals include Tet Han Thuc, Reunification day, Hung King Temple festival, and many others.
Below are the two most celebrated and grandest festival happening in Vietnam:
Tet Nguyen Dan/Lunar New Year
The country celebrates its anticipated festival in early January or …