October 22, 2014

Tet Celebration, Vietnam

Photograph by Tam Nguyen, National Geographic Your Shot

A calligrapher writes messages of luck, safety, and happiness to be exchanged on Tet, a week-long celebration of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. Tet is also a nationwide birthday party: The Vietnamese don't mark their ages by the day they were born; instead, a baby turns one at Tet no matter when he or she was born that year.

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