Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
Every country has its own tradition when New Year comes. In Japan, at midnight on December 31, all temples in the country ring their bell 108 times. They believe that the ringing bells can remove their bad actions from the previous year.
In Thai Lan, the New Year is in April. It’s the hottest time of the year. People often throw water over the people. They believe that this activity will bring a lot of rain and wash away the bad things.
In Viet Nam, people clean and decorate their houses before Tet. They would like their houses to look more beautiful. The first footer is very important. They believe that the first footer on the first New Year Day decides the family’s luck for the whole year.
Một số từ vựng:
- tradition (n): truyền thống
- ring the bell: rung chuông
- wash away: rửa sạch, cuốn trôi
- luck (n): điều may mắn
Read the passage, choose the best answer.
Lunar New Year, or Tet, is Vietnam's main holiday. It is the most important occasion in the year which falls sometimes between 19th january and 20th February on the Western calendar. Tet marks the beginning of spring and the start of a new year.
Tet’s preparations and celebrations nowadays are shorter than those in the past. Streets are decorated with coloured lights and red banners. Shops are full of goods. People are busy buying gifts, cleaning and decorating their houses and cooking traditional foods.
Houses are often decorated with plants and flowers at this time. Peach blossom is traditional at Tet in the North while apricot blossom is traditional in the South. The kumquat tree with its ripe deep orange fruits is popular throughout the country. One of Tet’s most special foods is Banh Chung, which is made from sticky rice, green beans and fatty pork. Mut, which is candied fruits such as sugared apples, plums or tomatoes, is also popular.
* Một số từ mới:
- mark (v): đánh dấu
- preparation (n): sự chuẩn bị
- ripe deep orange fruits: quả chín vàng rộm
- plum (n): quả mận