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January 24, 2008

Hi Every one! Tet Nguyen Dan (The Vietnamese Lunar New Year)is coming, taking this opportunity, I would like to wish you and your family with health, sucess and happiness. To regard Tet Nguyen Dan (The Vietnamese Lunar New Year) simply as New Year's Day, as one would in the West, would display a poor knowledge of the people of Vietnam. In spite of its impressive credentials, the regorian New Year has not been generally accepted in Vietnam, in the countryside in particular. Vietnamese people pay it a courteous homage but reserve their heart and soul for the traditional Tet. Tet falls sometime between the last ten days of January and the middle part of February. For a nation of farmers attached to the land for millennia, it has always been a festival marking the communion of man with nature. In the flow of seasons it is a pause during which both the field and the tiller enjoy some rest after twelve months of labour. Literally, Tet Nguyen Dan means the first morning of the first day of the new period. Officially, it marks the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar. In this period of universal renewal the Vietnamese man feels surging within himself a fountain of youth. That feeling explains many fine customs: in the New Year all actions should be pure and beautiful for it may be an omen foretelling events in the twelve months that follow. For three days, one takes painstaking care not to show anger and not to be rude to people. The most nagging mother-in-law will make peace with her daughter-in-law; a quarreling couple will smile pleasantly at each other; the new world should be the best of worlds. When the holiday ends, people will resume their activities in a new spirit following so-called opening rituals in which the ploughman will open the first furrow, the official applies his seal to the first document, the scholar trace the first character with his pen brush, the trader receives his first customer. Tet is also a family and a communal festival. People who can not return home for Tet suffer acute nostalgia. All members of the extended family, therefore, try to spend the holiday (the idiom used is to "eat Tet") together under the same roof. Children vow to be well-behaved and are often given gifts of cash wrapped in red paper. Friends and relatives exchanged wishes expressed in high-sounding words. The manes of the ancesstors are invited to this world to share in the rejoicing. Several times a day, joss-sticks are lit on the family altar and offerings made of food, fresh water, flowers and betel. Family graves are visited, generally, before the end of the 'outgoing' year; fences are mended and the burial mounds tidied up. The entire house should be cleaned before Tet Nguyen Dan's Day. On the Lunar New Year's Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are hidden away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year's Day and the next two days for fear that good fortune will be swept away. After the first three days, the floors may be swept in a special routine. Beginning at the door, the dust and rubbish are swept to the middle of the parlor, then placed in the corners and not taken or thrown out until the fifth day. The Vietnamese Tet is an occasion for an entire people to share a common idea of peace, concord and mutual love.

09:38 PM Jan 26 2008

crazytu

crazytu
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     TET NGUYEN DAN in vietnam i am  very happy , because i had spent  TET NGUYEN DAN in vietnam,   i am chinese people,but i worded for translatior in vietnam , i kown everything about vietnam , because i have studied anh lived vietnam for 1 year. i felt vietnam is a great county .vietnanese people is very friendly, easygoing anh hardworking. anh i have a lot of vietnanese friends .

     today i were free at home ,my english is no very well. so i got on line for looking for wetsite so that studying english ,i am new here this wetsite . i were surpursed to meet a lot of vietnamese people here , so i wanted to make friend with your .

     now , let me introduce myself to you , my english name is Copy,, vietnam`s name is Tu ,i am 22 years old .  i am from GuangXi , Guang Xi is near VietNam , isn`t it.   my major is tieng vietnam .so you can also speak vietnamese with me , i can catch it. OK,it is me . i believe you also want to make friend with me .

    every vietnam`people ,i really want to make friend with you , if you want , please join my yahoo .

    my yahoo : crazycopy10

    i will you good luck , happy everyday ! 

 

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