Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Year of the Tiger - Chuc Mung Nam Moi!........

This weekend celebrates the Lunar New Year. Tomorrow, the year of the Tiger begins.

Also known as Tết, Lunar New Year  is a very special celebration throughout Vietnam and there are a lot of traditional customs to be followed.  New Year's greetings, lucky money in red envelopes ,  Kumquat trees , Chung cakes or gift baskets.  Once again we are so fortunate to have Brian, Dat and Toan on hand to make sure ACCV runs smoothly and does the right thing.
ACCV was very well represented by Dat and Toan, they proudly delivered Tet gifts to the different people we support. They both thoroughly enjoyed their Santa-like role and as you can see the gifts were very gratefully received.

 Little Tuan enjoyed was thrilled with a box of choco pies and a lucky money envelope along with 5kg of rice for he and his grandmother.

The lovely children of Friendship Home where thrilled to receive a lucky envelope and a traditional Chung Cake each – let’s hope they really are symbols of good fortune for them.

Hien was very happy to receive envelopes and Choco pies  for the family, and a special bottle of Orange soda  for her very ill brother Ha. 

Our language class at the Blind Association had an early finish to mark the occasion. Gift basket, lucky envelopes and Choco pies were the order of the day for a bit of a classroom Tet celebration! 

We wish you all the very best for the year of the Tiger!

Kind regards
Alison & Rose


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