Or should I say – “Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!”
Saturday was the start of the Lunar New Year. A colleague of mine asked what I was doing for the Big Day this weekend and I told her I was going to a Super Bowl Party. She laughed and said ” No the Big Day is Saturday – Lunar New Year.” She went on to say that she is of Vietnamese desecnt, and it’s big day (actual 10 days) in their country. She was exicted for the party she was throwing for her friends, excited about her new red dress and laughed about exchanging “Red Envelopes”. What do I know? Not much!! So being the ugly American I asked my buddy Hal to help me find out a lttle bit more about celebrating the Lunar New in Vietnam ( she did give me the Chiefs +2; for a $10 spot).
This is a brief summary of what Hal and I found (Celebrating Tet: The 2024 Lunar New Year in Vietnam. The following information about the 2024 Lunar New Year in Vietnam is provided by an AI assistant, ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI.)