Ăn Tết in Vietnam Like a Local

Rishabh Dev
Feb 1 · 12 min read

Year of the Pig

The 12-year cycle

The Five Elements

mộc — wood
hoả — fire
thổ — earth
kim — metal
thuỷ — water
Relation between the elements

The 60-year cycle

1935 - lợn, mộc (pig, wood)
1947 - lợn, hoả (pig, fire)
1959 - lợn, thổ (pig, earth)
1971 - lợn, kim (pig, metal)
1983 - lợn, thuỷ (pig, water)
1995 - lợn, mộc (pig, wood)
2007 - lợn, hoả (pig, fire)
2019 - lợn, thổ (pig, earth)
2031 - lợn, kim (pig, metal)

Year of 2019

Convert your dates

Ngày 23 Tháng 12: Ông Táo

Take him with you, dear fish.

Ngày 24 Tháng 12: Flower Market

The Hoa Đào Walk in Hoi An
Cây Quất trees in Hoi An

Ngày 25 Tháng 12: End of Year Parties

Last day in Hoi An

Ngày 26 Tháng 12: Leave for Hometown

Ngày 27 Tháng 12: Meeting Family

Family dinner in Hà Tĩnh
Back home in Ha Tinh.

Ngày 28 Tháng 12: Cooking Bánh Chưng & Bánh Tét

Getting all the ingredients
The foundation
How to wrap Banh Chung
Rice followed by mung bean go in
Onion goes in
Ready to be steamed!
Nguyen Du’s Memorial Selfie :D
Getting the base right
Folding for so dep
In goes the stuff
Pack and finish
Be proud!
Need help for this one!
A lot more strings attached
The Red ribbon to identify the vegan ones
Time to cook em!
Enter Big Brother

Ngày 29 Tháng 12: Family Ceremonies

Star fruit tree at a friend’s home
A new page, a new day.
Loved this one!
Simple chay lunch
Family dinner — End of Day 29

Ngày 30 Tháng 12: Ceremony & Fireworks

Offerings for the sky and earth
Chúc mừng năm mới 2019
The trẻ trâu pose

Ngày 1 Tháng 1 aka Mùng 1

Mẹ (mom)
My Anh Family

Ngày 2 Tháng 1 aka Mùng 2

The family temple
Who wants a temple lunch? :)
Selfies are always part of the plan
And group photos too!
What a beauty!
Walk back home..

Ngày 3 Tháng 1 aka Mùng 3

Tet time At Vinpearl Discovery
Asian Kids
Chill time
Family friend, đẹp đẹp
Family meals
Tet special
Tet special special hihi

Ngày 4Tháng 1: Lễ mừng thọ

The ceremony in our village
All ages love Bia Huda ;)
For 70 yo: mừng thọ
For 80 yo: thượng thọ
For 90 yo: thượng thượng thọ
For 100 yo: thượng thượng thọ
“We were taught as kids to love Uncle Ho, and we do..”
Going good hihi
Also got the VIP seat with these beautiful people
Our beautiful family on stage.
And so we didn’t!
I would miss them so much!

Rishabh Dev

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Growing without Marketing and Traveling without Tourism. 🏝️ http://rishabhdev.com ✈rishabh@mapplinks.com

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