“Chinese/Vietnamese” Lunar New Year – ie Tết

From my inbox from Ernie Chamberlain – Thanks once again Ernie.

We are still in the celebratory week of the “Chinese/Vietnamese” Lunar New Year – ie Tết  in Vietnam – that began on 10 February.

For Vietnamese, this is now the Year of the Tiger (Giáp Thìn) – that lasts until 28 January 2025.

Some readers of your FRONTLINE website might have Vietnamese friends that they would like to wish “Happy New Year!”.

If so, they could perhaps email the following Vietnamese-language New Year greeting to them – see below:

Title of the email: Chức Mừng Năm Mới – Tết Giáp Thìn 2024!

Kính chào ((insert friend’s first name)) –

– Chức Mừng Năm Mới !

Kính chúc ((insert friend’s first name)) và gia đình năm mới hạnh phúc và an lành ! ((ie meaning: “wishing  you and your family happiness and peace)).

Kính ((insert your name))

Best wishes, Ernie

  1. For “enthusiasts”, I have recently written a five-page article on: “The Vietnamese Language – and Names” – an emailed copy is available on request.

Ernie’s email address is:  [email protected]

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