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Vietnamese people always tend towards the customs, traditions, holidays and traditional culture of the nation such as the Lunar New Year, the Dragon Boat Festival and the New Year of Thuong Tan. It is a rather special Tet holiday that not everyone knows about.
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What is New Year’s Eve?
Tet Thuong Tan is also known as Tet Song Thap, Tet of doctors, Tet Trung Thap and it is held on the 10th day of the 10th lunar month every year. In rice-growing areas, the 10th day of the 10th lunar month usually falls on their harvest .
The old concept that the 10th day of the 10th lunar month is the convergence of the yin and yang of heaven and earth , the combination of the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, so medicinal plants achieve the best. Usually, the people will prepare banh giay, braised tea to worship the ancestors and then give it to their family members or neighbors.
Choosing these dishes is because these are dishes made from rice grains of heaven and earth, so thanks to the gods and grandparents for the blessing , the people choose the most precious finished products they make.
Meaning of the New Year’s Day
Celebrate the harvest
For people in the mountains of the Central Highlands or Viet Bac, people on this day often hold a festival to celebrate the new rice . That is considered by the people as a tribute to the gods of heaven and earth, rivers and streams, and “Giang” .
“Giang” is a god of the mountains and forests who is worshiped to bring good crops to the village.
Remembering Tien Nong
The preparation of a tray to worship the ancestors, gods, land, especially Tien Nong means being grateful to them for bringing a good harvest with dishes from freshly harvested rice grains. People thank Tien Nong for giving them a good and smooth crop.
Grateful to the doctor
As a special occasion when the quintessence of heaven and earth are gathered into plants and especially medicinal plants , the New Year’s Day is chosen to remember the merits of the physician who helped the sick.
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Activities on New Year’s Day
In rural areas, they often cook cakes made from rice such as filter cake, banh day, sticky rice cake, and tea of all kinds to offer to the ancestral altar. Then, bring it to your neighbors and relatives to enjoy.
In addition, they also make offerings to the gods and the land with delicious dishes because they have blessed and helped them to have good crops, favorable rain and wind, etc. That’s a pretty special feature of Tet. Chang Tan.
For people in the Central Highlands or Viet Bac, they also have offerings to gods and ancestors. Besides, they also invite relatives to dance, eat, drink and have fun together . In addition, they also organize rice offerings.
The Tay people often offer a bowl of water with the most beautiful rice inside in the hope of a bountiful harvest. As for Thai people , the tray of rice has 2 roosters, 1 hen, eel, frog, frog, wine, rice,…
Offering trays on Thuong Tan New Year’s Day
A very delicious dish that many people love and choose to offer on the occasion of the New Year’s Day is flour cake filled with shrimp and meat. This cake has a sweet taste from shrimp and a strong taste from meat placed next to fish sauce mixed with little sugar and chili, which is extremely eye-catching for the offering tray.
Rice with bamboo tube
Rice is a dish made from rice, from the quintessence of heaven and earth, but for rice lam, it has a more delicious taste . It is the aroma of rice grains mixed with the scent of bamboo tubes, the rice grains will be sweeter, supple and fleshy with the extremely delicious salty sesame salt layer. This dish is very suitable to display on the offering tray on the occasion of the New Year.
The type of peanut cake is quite easy to make, the ingredients are from filtered rice flour, peanuts. When eaten, it will have a fleshy and delicious taste. Peanut cake placed on the offering tray on this day is extremely beautiful and reasonable.
Clay grilled chicken
A rather special dish because of the new way of baking clay, this dish will make the chicken tender, fragrant with kitchen smoke, the chicken outside will be golden . Therefore, when putting on display on an offering tray, there is nothing more beautiful than that.
This wine is very familiar to the people of the Northwest. It’s a cat apple soaked with aromatic wine, super rich and not all wine can match . Because it is a delicious wine, it is only when there is an important or special occasion that it is placed on the offering tray.
Glutinous rice dumpling
Banh giay is considered a popular dish on the occasion of Thuong Tan New Year, this dish is made from rice grains, so it can be considered the quintessence of heaven and earth. The cake has a pure white color, when eaten, it is very flexible and fragrant.
As one of the dishes made from green beans, which is very delicious and fragrant , che kho often appears on the offerings of Vietnamese families. With the essence of being made from green beans, this dish is extremely rustic and easy to make.
Tet Thuong Tan is an important occasion for farmers and especially the people of Viet Bac and Central Highlands. Above is the information about the New Year’s Eve that Cfis.edu.vn sends to you, hopefully those unique cultural features will be preserved until today.
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