Overseas Vietnamese share stories of celebrating Tet away from home

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Huong Xuan (second right) and three other Vietnamese families are posing with Vietnamese traditional dishes in Nepal Huong Xuan (second right) and three other Vietnamese families are posing with Vietnamese traditional dishes in Nepal

Vietnamese nationals living abroad do their best to observe the Lunar New Year festival, or Tet, as a way to preserve family and traditional values, despite the challenges of replicating old customs in new countries.

Traditional dishes and activities associated with Tet, Vietnam’s biggest holiday, are a staple of an overseas Lunar New Year celebration.

Traditional celebrations

Dang Phi Nhat Hao, 36, and her family have been living in the U.S. for the past ten years, but that has not stopped them from maintaining their family’s Tet traditions.

Living amongst California’s enormous Vietnamese population makes celebrating Tet much more festive than it might be in other states, Hao told Tuoi Tre News.

Hao explained that she always celebrates Tet with traditional dishes usually seen in Vietnam, including banh chung (glutinous rice cakes), spring…

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