As always, we mark the arrival of the Vietnamese New Year in aknowledgement of Químicas Thái‘s heritage.
On January 31st starts the Year of the Horse on the Lunar Calendar. This day is known as Tết in Vietnam, which means the first morning of the first day of the new year.
The Horse represents pace and enthusiasm and as such many people strongly believe that 2014 – The Year of Horse – should be a year of rapid development and prosperity.
Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”. It celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar, a lunisolar calendar, which usually has the date falling between the months of January or February. In Vietnamese culture, horse is the icon of patience and persistence, as well as an animal which can bring fortune and prosperity to its “owners”, including those who truly own a horse and those who were born in Horse year.