It’s, only three days until the vietnamese lunar new year, which also known as Tt, and i can feel the vibes in the air right now, since Tt is the most important holiday for vietnamese people. I decided to do the Tt series where i can share with you guys how Tt is like in vietnam what vietnamese people eat during Tt, how to make those delicious traditional food and what customs vietnamese people follow. Those videos will be posted every wednesday and sunday at 8 pm vietnam time for the whole month of february. So don’t forget to subscribe to my channel hit that bell button, so you will be notified for the next episodes of the Tt series and now let’s go with me to explore how vietnamese people prepare for Tt let’s go is the vietnamese new year, which is based On the lunar calendar, it usually falls in late january and early or mid february, since Tt is the biggest celebration for vietnamese people. A lot of preparations need to be done, and these are the signs when you know Tt is coming. You know Tt is coming when people start buying peach, blossoms, yellow apricot trees or kumquat trees. There’S, an old vietnamese saying that goes, quotOne does not truly understand Tt. Until one has seen someone carrying six 20 foot kumquat trees on the back of a honda Winquot similar to pine trees for christmas holiday in the west, vietnamese also use many kinds of flowers and plants to decorate their house on this special occasion in the south, vietnamese People place yellow apricot trees in their houses to wish for their prosperity, while in the north, people usually buy peach, blossoms or kumquat trees.
When you see the colorful flower blossoms, you know its Tt the beginning of spring. You know: Tt is coming when everything is decorated. With red and yellow lucky colors for vietnamese people are red and yellow red means, happiness, passion and good luck, while yellow means hope, royalty and power. You can see from the lanterns door couplets to paper cuttings and paintings. Everything is in red and yellow 2021 is the year of the ox, so you’ll see red and yellow ox decors everywhere on the street. You know Tt is coming when vietnamese people rushing out to buy Tt candies and presents a week prior to Tt markets and streets are jam packed with shoppers as the shops will be closed during Tt. Everyone is busy buying decorations for their house. New clothes, food and especially candies and sunflower seeds, the common candies are candied fruits, sugared, coconuts, kumquat jams and sugared apples for the first three days of Tt. You won’t see this chaos anymore, because thousands of city residents will depart for the ancestral hometown in their provinces. Almost every shop will be closed on new year’s eve and the first three days of Tt. So if you plan a trip to vietnam, remember to avoid those days is You know, Tet is coming. When you see the red envelopes, vietnamese people give out lucky money in red envelopes to children and the seniors to wish them luck and good health. The red envelopes are called l x.
When i was a kid i was always so excited to get all the money. I guess this year i have to give the lucky money to all children. Sometimes Tt can be so stressful for grown ups. You know, Tt is coming when people start making banh chung, Banh, chung or sticky rice cake is an indispensable culinary beauty of Tt bang. Chung consists of glutinous rice, mung bean and pork belly for vietnamese people. The process of making banh chung is the opportunity for families to come together sitting around the warm fire. All members in a family tell one another, the past stories and celebrate the new year. It is evidence of the vietnamese loyalty and deep gratitude to ancestors. I will show you guys how to make banh chung in the next video, so don’t forget to subscribe to be notified for the next episode of the Tet series. You know that is coming when people start celebrating the kitchen god’s day a week before the actual Tt. According to the legend, the kitchen gods will ride carps to heaven to deliver an annual report on the household’s activities to god. Therefore, it is a tradition to release lives, carps into lakes or rivers, to pray for good luck. People also burn votive paper, including hats, robes boots and even votive money to send off to their ancestors. My fellow vietnamese friends, please don’t, burn plastic and throw plastic bags in the river, because it is not good for the environment and your health.
You know Tt is coming when people start cleaning their houses. Vietnamese people believe cleaning their house before date can help them get rid of bad luck. Besides cleaning their houses, people clean their vehicles wash their beddings to be ready for the new year. Vietnamese people also redecorate their altar to show respect to their ancestors. If you’re vietnamese. These images might be familiar to you every asian kid’s nightmare when they have to clean their parents, antique furniture – you know tt – is coming when people start buying new clothes. Vietnamese people love to shop for new clothes before Tt, so that they can be at their best. For the new year, kids will be wearing their new clothes or vietnamese traditional clothes called ao dai during Tt. I personally love to shop for a new o di. I love wearing outside so much and i can wear it every day. So do you wear outside during tt? Please leave it down in comments below okay, so that’s how vietnamese people prepare for tt. I hope you guys enjoy this. Video and i’ll see you guys in the next episodes of the taste series.