What traditions are celebrated in Vietnam?
Traditions & Customs in Vietnam
- Ancestor Worship. …
- Burning votive paper. …
- Animist beliefs. …
- God of Wealth Worship in business. …
- Visiting the pagoda by the beginning of year. …
- Lunar New Year reunion (Tet holiday)
How many national holidays are there in Vietnam?
Although Vietnam officially recognises 17 public holidays and 10 local or regional observances, workers are only entitled to nine paid holidays per year. According to Vietnamese labour laws, if a recognised public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a paid holiday.
How is Christmas celebrated in Vietnam?
In Vietnam, Christmas Eve is often more important than Christmas Day. … People celebrate by throwing confetti, taking pictures and enjoying the Christmas decorations and lights of big hotels and department stores. Lots of cafes and restaurants are open for people to enjoy a snack!
Do Vietnamese Celebrate 100 Day?
Celebrating a one-month-old baby is like commemorating a president’s first 100 days in office. Additionally, many Vietnamese mothers are expected to rest indoors (and even take no shower) for a month after giving birth. At the celebration, friends and family present mother and child with luck money.
What is considered rude in Vietnam?
Palm down when you call someone over
The usual gesture to call people over — open hand, palm up — is considered rude in Vietnam. It’s how people call for dogs here. To show respect, point your palm face down instead. And you also shouldn’t call someone over when they’re older than you.
Is Vietnam a Christmas holiday?
For most Vietnamese, Christmas is more of a novelty than a religious event and it isn’t an official holiday. However, 8% of the population are Christians, so you’ll find many spiritual aspects such as Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
How safe is Vietnam?
All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).