Known in Vietnam as Tet Nguyen Dan, Lunar New Year is marked to celebrate happiness, joy, and luck to everyone who observes the Gregorian calendar. Not only the adults but the children are also excited to welcome the new year- Year of the Rooster. I have the honor of interviewing children and their thoughts on Tet. These are Kain Bui (6 years old) and Ella Joy Bui (4 years old) who are eager to share their excitement regarding Tet.
1. What do you know about Tet?
-Kain: I don’t know. I just know about New Year.
-Ella Joy: Yeah Tet is very fun.
2. What do you see on Tet?
-Kain: I watch the dragon dance & fire crackers. I get red envelopes but not a lot of money. I go to hội chợ with my parents.
-Ella Joy: I like the dragon dance but it’s not a real dragon!
3. What do you do on Tet?
-Kain: I go to ông bà’s house and say “Chúc mừng năm mới” (slowly spelling).
-Ella Joy: I say “Chúc mừng năm mới” (clearly).
4. What kinds of clothes do you wear on Tet?
-Kain: I wear áo dài, and it is blue.
-Ella Joy: Yeah, my áo dài is yellow.
5. What do you eat?
-Kain: I like xôi, eggroll, and cơm with thịt kho.
-Ella Joy: I like candy.