Church & Society

Vietnamese Catholics celebrate Tet February 20, 2018

Catholics in Vietnam try to keep alive various national traditions from food, clothes to rites during Tet celebrations.

As the Lunar New Year, Tet is the most important festival in the Southeast Asian nation. This year it was run from Feb. 14-20.

As part of an effort at inculturation, the local Catholic Church observes Tet's first day for the peace and prosperity of the nation, the second day for ancestors and the third day for jobs.

Catholics account for seven per cent of the country's population of 90 million.

Photos by a reporter.

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