Tet: Vietnamese Lunar New Year The time comes and goes by fast as people grow old. Every year, many people around the world celebrate New Year's to say goodbye to the past year and welcome a new one passing by. Like any other culture around the world which celebrate their New Year, in Asia, Lunar New Year is the traditional holiday that people celebrate according to the moon’s calendar. Viet Nam is also one of the countries that celebrate Lunar New Year. However, before Vietnamese people left their home country, they learned and followed their own traditional lifestyle of Lunar New Year celebration.
He was the second youngest of seven sons. His Niang (mother) was a stay-at-home mum who took care for her boys and the housework while Li’s Dia (father) worked two jobs all day every day and travelled to and from on a rickety, old bike. When he is chosen to study ballet at Beijing Dance Academy, Li goes on a journey that shows him there is more than China, more than Chairman Mao and more than the communistic empire he was brought up in. Li Cunxin successfully explores the social moral and ethical issues of poverty and his life in communist China through the narrative
We have different kinds of festivals and holidays, therefore one of the most amazing and joyful holidays are New Year, but in the past time people never celebrate that day, but only they dreamed about Santa Claus. Nowadays everyone celebrate that day with a great pleasure. New Year is one of the oldest festive occasions, which is universally celebrated. It is the time when people celebrate the arrival of the forthcoming year and bid goodbye to the year that has passed by. New Year is celebrated all over the world, though not necessarily on 1st of January.
Background information and dynamics of the family Gorden Wong, 30 years old, elder son in the family; living with father, Sing (age 70), mother, Cindy (age 65) and younger brother, Simon (age 25). Sing and Cindy retired for 4 and 10 year separately. Simon is still in the college, studying a nursing course; he will be graduated from college in coming July. Sing and Cindy were immigrants from Mainland China 35 years before. They are hard working and live frugally.
Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2. This day is dedicated to honor and remember a family member and or a friend that has passed away. There altars are decorated with flowers, a picture of the person deceased, fruit, and food. It is a festive tradition which focuses on celebrating the life of those who have passed away. Posadas is a nine day celebration with the origin of Spain; it starts from December 16 to December 24, on evenings (about 8 or 10 pm).
Considering the family structure, both of them are unique. In China, no matter in the past or in the 21st century, each family member has an enormous relation network with everyone in the big family. The big-family is one of the typical Chinese cultures which means a family with parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles. Although all the members may not live together, when the harvest season come and during the Spring Festival, they must go back home from cities for celebrating the New Year with elderly parents and siblings, as a permanent historical convention (Peng 2003). However, in the Giver, there is no such thing like grandparents that all the elder people live in the House of the Old.
Tet holiday happened during the winter finishes and spring comes, the time when the cycle of the universe ends to give way for the beginning of a new one. From Vietnamese people’s perspective, honoring the coming of the New Year wish good fortunes, it brings hope, optimism and nostalgia. Furthermore, Tet is the occasion for citizen to come back to their hometown, gathering with family, visiting relatives, and spend time on relaxing after suffering stress happening during old year. At the beginning of Lunar New Year, relatives, members of family reunite, cook Chung cake, sticky rice, talk about what happened in the last year, their ancestors who passed away and wish good fortunes. By this way, Tet holiday remind Vietnamese people of missing their ancestors, and upheld the valuable tradition to the descendants.
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