Tet celebration in Can Tho

Tet celebration in Can Tho

I was very fortunate to be invited by one of my favorite students, Nhut, to visit him and his family during this festive time of year. My own Tet experience wasn’t a terribly profound exploration of the New Year’s rites and rituals; Nhut’s family isn’t terribly religious: despite his telling me that sweeping the floor during Tet brings bad luck, his aunt went ahead and swept their floor during my stay with his family. (more…)