Topic Lunar New Year 2018
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Road crashes kill 70 Vietnamese in two days of Tet

The casualties were 50 percent above average as the big holiday involves a lot of drinking and travel.

A million ways to light up for the Lunar New Year

Eating fire in Manila or ringing a bell 108 times in New York were things people do to welcome the Year of the Dog.

11 places for coffee break from Tet party spree

These coffee shops in Hanoi and Saigon open through the holiday, offering a quick escape from beer parties.
February 17, 2018 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Ringing in the New Year in Saigon pagoda

Pagodas are packed on the first day of the new lunar year in Saigon with people waiting to ring bells, wishing for peace.
February 16, 2018 | 10:01 pm GMT+7

Thousands queue for blessings in calligraphy at Vietnam's first university

Many had to wait at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi for hours to get blessings written in calligraphy on the first day of the Year of the Dog.
February 16, 2018 | 08:20 pm GMT+7

Fireworks light up the sky as Vietnam welcomes Lunar New Year

Vietnamese across the country greeted the new lunar year with fireworks, traditional food offerings and prayers for good health and prosperity.
February 16, 2018 | 07:43 am GMT+7

Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year thousands miles from home

Banh chung are being wrapped and cooked around the world in the Vietnamese kitchens in the U.S., Belgium and Japan.
February 14, 2018 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

More Vietnamese shift to online shopping ahead of Tet

Many office workers don't have time to shop at the already overcrowded supermarkets.
February 14, 2018 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Hanoi to open walking streets to vehicles during Tet

Vehicles will be allowed to enter the walking zone around Hoan Kiem Lake.
February 13, 2018 | 04:58 pm GMT+7

Floating market carries Tet spirit in Vietnam’s rural south

Fresh pork, watermelons and golden chrysanthemums are not glamorous, they’re essential.
February 13, 2018 | 11:34 am GMT+7

Saigon flower street all set to blossom for Tet

Nguyen Hue walking street has been given a furry, flowery facelift for the Year of the Dog.
February 12, 2018 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

Taste of Tet: This once-a-year flower market is a must-see

Bloom or bust for the upcoming Lunar New Year. 
February 12, 2018 | 02:10 pm GMT+7

Roads to Saigon coach station jammed as migrants go home for Lunar New Year

As the big holiday is but less than a week away, most migrants in Saigon have started going home to celebrate with their families.
February 10, 2018 | 10:57 pm GMT+7

Wealthy Vietnamese turn their backs on 'boring' Tet for overseas travel

Droves of families are escaping the usual rigmarole for a more exotic Lunar New Year.
February 09, 2018 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Canine cash: Vietnamese on the hunt for lucky money ahead of Year of the Dog

Notes and coins featuring images of dogs are being snapped up in the build up to Tet.
February 09, 2018 | 10:16 am GMT+7
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