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Vietnam visa for Tet holidays



Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday which may last up to seven days. Vietnamese New Year in 2013 will last from February 10th to 13rd. As Tet holiday is the most important time of a year to Vietnamese, just like Christmas to Westerner, there are some notes on Tet holiday and Vietnam visa for travellers who want to travel to Vietnam during this holiday to avoid bad experience.

What is the Tet holiday?

Tet Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year in Vietnam is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam. Tet in Vietnam is the moment moving from an old year to a new year, remark a new circle of heaven, earth, nature and vegetation. From the early days of Vietnam, Tet in Vietnam is a cultural character showing the connection between human being and Mother Nature through four seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and winter. Tet in Vietnam is also the time for Vietnamese pay their respect to their ancestors, parents. Tet in Vietnam is also the time family coming together, meeting friends and enjoy the festival in Vietnam.

How is Tet calculated?

Different from the Gregorian calendar, Lunar Calendar has a fix number of twelve months with 30 days each, and a leap-year will have a whole intercalary month instead of the 29th day of February. The new year of Lunar Calendar normally will start in late January or beginning of February according to Gregorian calendar. That explains why Tet days vary from year to year: it is because the leap month may fall shorter or longer which create a smaller or bigger gap between the two calendars.

When is Tet?

  • In 2012, Tet day falls on January 23rd
  • In 2013, Tet is on February 10th
  • In 2014, Tet is on January 31st
  • In 2015, Tet is on February 19th

Vietnam visa notice for the entry on Tet holidays

Like other governmental organisation, the Visa issuing authority, including Vietnamese Embassies, Consulates and Vietnam Immigration Department, would be closed during this period of time (normally from January 21st to January 30th, depending on the Lunar Calendar of each year). Therefore, you should work out your travel plan carefully and apply for the visa as soon as possible to avoid the unnecessary delay of flights.

The visa desk at Vietnam airport is still open, 24/7 to welcome travelers and process visa. For any emergency cases, please feel free to call us at +84-912-685-141.

Before the Tet holiday 2 days, you are pleased to contact with us to have the visa on arrival approval letter to Vietnam. All can be done by submitting the information online at: http://www.rapidvietnamvisa.com/apply-visa-for-vietnam.html. The approval letter will be delivered within 2 working days (for normal processing), 1 day or 4 working hours (for urgent processing), ready for your entry in the Tet holiday occasion.

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