Our First Tet in Vietnam
Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year, and our Vietnamese friends and neighbors are busy celebrating Tet. At our son’s preschool, they had a colorful Tet celebration. Our nanny bought Gabriel a traditional silk ao dai. The kids also practiced dancing with dragon costumes.
Many people travel during Tet to go back to their hometowns or just to get out of town. All domestic staff are off for at least a week. The ladies who work for us have been off since Thursday, and we are remembering what it is like to do our own cooking, laundry, cleaning and dishes. We’ve also got Gabriel 24/7 and no one we know is available to babysit, so it’s not much a vacation for us!
The nice thing is that it’s pretty quiet around town. It’s been peaceful riding my bicycle around District 2 with very little traffic. Here are some photos of the Tet celebration at Gabriel’s school.