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Tet

Tet 2021, 2022 and 2023

The traditional New Year’s Day of Vietnam and much of Asia comes on the first day of the first month of the ancient lunisolar calendar. This typically puts “Tet” in late January or early February on the Gregorian Calendar. The holiday is celebrated for several consecutive days.

YearDateDayHoliday
202112 Feb to 17 FebFri to WedTet
202231 Jan to 4 FebMon to FriTet
202321 Jan to 27 JanSat to FriTet
20249 Feb to 15 FebFri to ThuTet
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Traditionally, people will clean their houses as Tet approaches in an attempt to “sweep away” any bad luck that has accumulated from the old year. You should never clean on Tet itself.

People will visit relatives and friends during the three days of Tet, and they will also visit temples and shrines. Some may seek to honour their ancestors on this day.

Homes are often decorated for the season. Families will also gather to feast on sumptuous dishes, snacks, and sweets and to start the new year together.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202023 Jan to 29 JanThu to WedTet
20194 Feb to 8 FebMon to FriTet
201814 Feb to 20 FebWed to TueTet
201726 Jan to 1 FebThu to WedTet