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Tết greetings to those in Vietnam and Happy New Year China.

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''So we are going to say good bye to the Year of the Buffalo (2009) and greet the Year of the Tiger (2010). ''
9 years ago, February 9th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #103003  
Subtitle and the following quote from 2010 - the Year of the Tiger

This year, the first day of the New Year will fall on 14 February (the Valentine's Day).
































Tết is celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year though exceptions arise due to the one-hour time difference between Hanoi and Beijing.


Quote from Wikipedia
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9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #103130  
Hi Mell, you made me smile when I saw this thread and my photos. However, Vietnamese Tet and Chinese New Year do not always happen on the same day. A few years ago, we celebrated our first day of the new year a day earlier than Chinese one based on our own lunar calendar. In most years, they are the same.

Also, the Chinese call "the Year of the Ox", we Vietnamese say "the Year of the Buffalo". Some animals are different too.
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9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #103160  

A few years ago, we celebrated our first day of the new year a day earlier than Chinese one based on our own lunar calendar. In most years, they are the same.


Yes, I read about that in Wikipedia.

Also, the Chinese call "the Year of the Ox", we Vietnamese say "the Year of the Buffalo". Some animals are different too.


Lucky you are here to explain this. I though the animals are the same. Maybe there are photos of China to put in the thread. I didnt look yet. What animal will it be the year of in China, in the new year? Reply to this

9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #103163  
Wikipedia wrote "though exceptions arise due to the one-hour time difference between Hanoi and Beijing." but in case Vietnam celebrated NY's Eve one day ahead of China as I mentioned above, then it was 23 hour time difference.

This year the same tiger in both countries. I hope to see China town in Kuala Lumpur this Friday, so more photos later. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #103165  
Thanks Ha 😊

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9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #103166  
It's my honor. I'm glad to know you are interested in Vietnam which you've not been to. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #103168  
No, I havent been there yet. But, I certainly want to go. I dont know exactly when that will be yet, but it will happen. 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, February 10th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #103256  
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới - Happy New Year to all - Have fun in the year of the Tiger. We will celebrate Tết with friends in Hanoi (one day late due to our flight). The past and future years of the tiger = 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046 Reply to this

9 years ago, February 15th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #103783  

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