The Lunar New Year is very close. At this time, the expatriate children sadly miss their homeland and remember the traditional Tet atmosphere of the nation. Therefore, Vietnamese people try to celebrate Vietnamese Tet in a remote place with full rituals, wishing to enter the new year with lots of luck and peace.
“During the new year, I plan to go to the temple, because there are a number of Vietnamese temples nearby. In Tet this year, we also plan to pack banh chung at home, make a few spring rolls and cakes ”.
The recent sharing of two young people Minh Phuong and Minh Anh from Canada and the US partly help us feel the nostalgia for their homeland, and the taste of Vietnamese New Year of the expatriate children when spring comes. If in the previous years, this was an opportunity for people to go home to celebrate Tet, two years ago, the epidemic had made many people unable to fulfill their plan to return.
In a remote place, Vietnamese people try to celebrate Tet in their family with the customs and customs almost like in Vietnam. In particular, the dishes bearing the style of the National New Year’s Day are also made by people to express their hearts towards the national roots. And during New Year’s Eve, Vietnamese children will come to the temple again to pray for peace.
Tran Hang Vinh Thanh, a young friend in the US, said his plans for the Lunar New Year were as follows: “We will visit some relatives to celebrate Tet, there will be customs and habits like in Vietnam as a culture reminiscent of the country, to celebrate Tet. I will also go to the temple to pray for peace. Here Tet the atmosphere is not as complete as in Vietnam. I went to the Asian market and was surprised to find that there were many fruit trays for sale with stamps made in Vietnam. Quite proud ”.