Tết holiday, Vietnamese most anticipated and important holiday of all, occurs differently every year around the end of January and beginning of February. Alongside with the excitement that it gives, Tết holiday is also a special occasion for everyone in one family get together and celebrate.

Tet is all about starting out the new year correctly. That means cleaning and decorating your house, paying off your debts, paying respects to your family and friends and most importantly — eating well. In Vietnamese, you can say “an Tet” to literally denote eating Tet.

The Mother Goddess temple, also known as Hoa Duong temple, in Hung Yen province is a popular place of worship. Part of the Pho Hien Special National Relic, the temple embodies beautiful architecture and unique tangible and intangible cultural values.

Vietnam’s cities carry the architectural traces of the many phases of its history. The city of Hue, capital of the Nguyen dynasty, features the Citadel and other imperial structures, such as the mausolea of former emperors.

Despite efforts at industrialization after 1954, agriculture remains the foundation of the economy. The 1998 Vietnam Living Standards Survey showed that over 70 percent of the total population engaged in farming or farm-related work.

Vietnam’s socialist government places a strong emphasis on the arts, particularly because it regards them as a prime vehicle for the propagation of socialist values.

Welcome to our guide to Vietnam. This is useful for anyone researching Vietnamese culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better.

The Vietnamese government recognizes six official religions: Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and two indigenous religious traditions that emerged during the colonial period, Cao Dai and Hoa Hao

Marriage is an expected rite of passage for the attainment of adulthood. Almost all people marry, usually in their late teens or early twenties.

Vietnam is a socialist republic with a government that includes an elected legislature, the national assembly, a president as head of state, and a prime minister as head of government.