Today, February 3rd, 2011 starts the Year of the Cat on the Lunar Calendar. The Cat is the fourth animal symbol in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese Zodiac, taking place of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese symbol for the Rabbit sounds like (mão, mẫu, méo, mẹo, mẻo); the word “mèo” is Cat in Vietnamese. Therefore, Cat was translated from Chinese to Vietnamese as fourth zodiac sign instead of Rabbit.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới
An Khang Thịnh Vượng
Tết Nguyên Đán, more commonly known by its shortened name Tết, is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year marking the arrival of spring based on the Lunar calendar, a lunisolar calendar.
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