Traditional New Year for poor children and families
Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration inVietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day". Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which usually has the date falling between the months of January or February
It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. These food includes Chung cake (bánh chưng), bánh dày, dried young bamboo soup (canh măng), giò and sticky rice. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. They consider
Tết to be the first day of spring and the festival is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).
Volunteers will make traditional Chung cakes and prepare special performances and gifts for thedisadvantaged people.
Nearest International Airport
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Accommodation and food
Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic conditions. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at accommodation, only lunch at local restaurant near project site.
Sleeping bag, prove-water clothes, raincoat, infomaterials and pictures of your country, toys and activities materials for the children if you have