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The temple of literature , Văn Miếu Quốc Tử Giám

Văn Miếu is a signal of educational system in Vietnam where was from the ancient time, also it is our first national university. As our ancestors save the memory, the temple was built in 1070, at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông.

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Phong Nam ancient village, a restful simple and rustic hamlet

Among the rush view, Da nang has an antique village which still remain ancient beauty but enhance the living standard to local people, that is Phong Nam village which is about 10km from center.

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Moon cakes

In mid-autumn occasions, people in my country are in hurry to prepare MOON CAKES for gifts to children, elders or their close friends. Especially, nowadays woman prefer to doing handmade cakes by themselves. Moreover, this kind of cake is traditional one since our ancient time then our next generations adapt and follow according to the great great parent’s customs.

In this year, it is a special case, my city is in social quarantine, therefore almost people have made moon cakes and celebrate event within their families.

In the past, the traditional cake is only mixed filling, but now people make many different kinds of cake such as bean cakes, salted-egg cakes, and so on.

Generally, moon cake is a traditional cuisine in special occasion which is Mid-autumn and in this event, almost people celebrate a small party which have moon cake and hot tea .

Let’s jump in and enjoy with me!

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Vietnamese Tet holiday

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Each time spring comes, we are happy to celebrate 🎉 Tet holiday, normally it happens in the end of January or February according to the lunar calendar.

Although this year is a special case cause Corona virus, we still try to prepare some unique things in our holiday as flowers, sticky rice cake, fried spring rolls, and also buy something news to replace old ones. Tet holiday is also the occasion to express the respect and gratitude to our parents, our grandparents.

The traditional Tet festival lasts for three days. It is considered a time to begin new stuff, to discard the problems of the past year and start all over. People buy new clothes and often change jobs or switch careers. During the last week of the old year, they sweep away all the bad things that have accumulated in the previous 12 months with a thorough cleaning of their homes and gardens, especially including altars that honor gods and ancestors.

This festival is our biggest vacation yearly, we have 5-7 days to celebrate it with all members in our family and including our relatives, our friends, certainly all companies and restaurants, coffee shops close to allow their staffs go back their hometown.

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