Tet is the most magnificent occasion for Vietnamese people who treasure family reunions, worshiping ancestors, seeing friends, and wishing good luck to themselves and others. The move was unanimously approved at the 78th United Nations General Assembly, officially adding the holiday to the UN’s work-off schedule.

In the last session of 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UN General Assembly) passed a resolution for the first time recognizing Lunar New Year as an annual UN holiday
In the last session of 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UN General Assembly) passed a resolution for the first time recognizing Lunar New Year as an annual UN holiday. The adoption of a resolution designating the Lunar New Year as a UN holiday followed a proposal submitted in August by 12 countries, including Vietnam. On August 10, 2023, the heads of mission of 12 countries, including Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, sent a joint letter to the UN Committee on Conferences to add the Lunar New Year to the UN’s annual floating holidays to demonstrate the organization's commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion and the cultural significance of the holiday. This is an action to implement the Global Civilization Initiative, promote respect for the diversity of world civilizations, and strongly promote exchange and mutual consultation between civilizations in the world.

According to regulations, United Nations employees have 10 days off each year. The new resolution passed by the General Assembly has made Lunar New Year one of the agency's 10 public holidays from 2024.

As a result, the Lunar New Year is officially listed as a UN holiday in the UN Calendar of Conferences and Meetings starting in 2024.

The beauty of Vietnamese women during Tet 

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, recognized the importance of the festival, which is celebrated in many UN member states. It also recommended that meetings of UN bodies at headquarters and other locations be postponed on the day of the Lunar New Year. 

The General Assembly's adoption of a resolution before the new year Giap Thin 2024 is important for countries celebrating the Lunar New Year and is good news for nearly two billion people worldwide. The world considers the Lunar New Year to be the most important holiday of the year. Currently, about 1/5 of the world's population celebrates Lunar New Year in many different forms.

The inevitable food for Tet in Vietnam is “banh chung” 

This is the international community's recognition of traditional Asian culture, the result of coordinated advocacy by countries at the United Nations, including Vietnam.

The Lunar New Year of Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet in Vietnamese, is the most magnificent celebration in Vietnamese culture. It is also a time for family reunions as people who live or work far from home or in their hometowns return home for Tet. The large Vietnamese diaspora population also celebrates the annual event as well.

The main ideas of the Tet holiday are making a fresh start, letting go of the past, and resolving debts and conflicts. Cleaning, decorating, cooking, seeing friends and family, and exchanging gifts are just a few of the hectic but exciting activities that take place during this time of year.

The inevitable food for Tet in Vietnam is “banh chung” (a traditional Vietnamese food that is made from glutinous rice, mung beans, pork, and other ingredients) or “banh tet” (a Vietnamese savory but sometimes sweetened food made primarily from glutinous rice). Banh chung, one of the staples of Tet holiday cuisine, was invented over 2000 years ago during the reign of the Hung Dynasty.

 Cleaning, decorating, cooking during Tet holiday 

During Tet, “tien mung tuoi” or “li xi” (lucky money) is given to kids in red envelopes containing cash.

On the first days of the New Year, people usually go to pagodas, historical relics, to pray for a happy year or to ask for some words in calligraphy for better academic performance, which is largely rooted in the scholastic tradition among Vietnamese people. /.