Dos and Don’ts and a Few Words of Caution During Tet

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Dos and Don’ts and a Few Words of Caution During Tet

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This is my first time spending Tet in Hoi An.. What should we do or not to do? Is it advisable to celebrate Tet in Hoi An. Thanks for your time

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Dos and Don’ts and a Few Words of Caution During Tet

I will just tell you few things i was told when Tet was coming in Brief. Buy foodstuffs, plenty of it, because a lot of shops will be closed for few days. The supermarkets too.

An old lady at your street might be open in secrecy :) , but that is it, that is like 3% assurance :).

Dos and Don’ts and a Few Words of Caution

DON’T Set foot in anybody’s home on the first day of Tết, unless invited (Thur,19th of Feb this year). In many
households, the father (or sometimes the whole family) is the first visitor. Many people and businesses will pick an auspicious date and time to leave their homes and/or start their businesses.

DON’T Refuse anything others give or wish during Tết.

DO Know the Vietnamese greetings. If you’re going to be around for Tết, join the festivities by wishing other people a Happy New Year in Vietnamese.

DO Give out Lì Xì. Your children can also be part of the most exciting part of the New Year – give out the red
envelopes to them to bring good luck!

DO Be careful when going out. This is the time year when individuals may be under pressure to have money for the
holiday and some result to stealing.

Double-check your doors and windows before leaving your home. Make sure that everything is locked.

DO Put your wallet, hand phone, car keys in safe place. Be extra mindful when near crowds.

(Tips from Santa Fe publication)

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