On the first day of the year, Vietnamese people always avoid languages and actions that can bring misfortune.
People also do not swear at each other to avoid losing harmony and drive away bliss. Talking about risks during Tet is also considered a bad thing.
4. Don’t argue during Tet
Tet is a happy time when the whole family is reunited and gathered together. People believe that, no matter what, Tet days must also be satisfied and enthusiastic to create a joyful atmosphere of the spring day.
Arguing loudly on Lunar New Year will make the whole year go cloudy and unhappy. Try to keep harmony, be happy and forgive each other’s mistakes to avoid disagreement!
5. Abstain from crying, sadness, and anger
People believe that be if you’re sad on the first day of Tet, your whole year will be the same. So if you face unhappy circumstances, you should try to refrain from enjoying a happy new year with relatives, friends, and family.
6. Don’t break dishes
People believe that breaking things at the beginning of the year will create separation and separation.
Dishes represent families, so during Tet, dishes must not be broken to avoid quarrels and unhappy things happening to your family.
7. Don’t bring your debt to New Year
In Vietnam, people believe that having debts from year to year is not advisable because debts are bad things of the old year, bringing bad luck. The borrower will fall into poverty in the new year.
It’s believed that the end of the year is an opportunity for people to deal with the mistakes, misunderstandings, and debts of the old year to feel more comfortable and have a happy New Year.
8. Don’t borrow or pay your debt or ask for repayment
On the first day of the year, Vietnamese people are very strict against lending and borrowing, collecting debts, or repaying debts, whether it is money or objects.
Borrowing at the beginning of the year is an omen of poverty for the whole year, while lending at the beginning of the year will make money dispersed.
9. Don’t shower or wash your hair on the first day of Tet
In some places in Vietnam, people will avoid showering and washing their hair on the first day of Tet (Mung 1) because they believe the knowledge and luck will be wash away.
Also, don’t do laundry on the 1st day because it corresponds to the day of the Water God, the god of prosperity and proliferation, so discharging a lot of water will lead to a loss of personal happiness.
10. Don’t travel on the fifth day of Tet
The fifth day of Tet is considered a bad day for moving, so people refrain from travel far away from home.