272. Happy Vietnamese New Year! 21st January, 2012
Posted January 21, 2012on:
Happy Vietnamese New Year 2012! Chúc mừng năm mới! Xuân Nhân Thìn 2012!
We welcome each New Year with fresh dreams, hopes for our families and enthusiasm for the challenges we expect to face both at study and in our daily lives. With that in mind, we would like to wish you all a very very enjoyable Tet and a healthy, wealthy and happy new year of the Dragon!
Mekong 1000’s Blog.
So, this year is year of the Dragon, we would like you to know a little bit about the Vietnam history, the tale of “Con rồng cháu tiên”.
Far far way, the 5th-generation grandson of Shennong, Lạc Long Quân – king of the dragonkind living near the Vietnam East Sea, married a goddess, Âu Cơ who was the daughter of the birdkind king Đế Lai. Âu Cơ gave birth to a sac containing 100 eggs from which 100 children were born. The first-born son became the king of Lạc Việt, the first dynasty of Vietnam, and proclaimed himself Emperor Hùng Vương. The First was followed by Hùng Vương The Second, Hùng Vương The Third and so on, through 18 reigns. This is the origin of the Vietnamese proverb: “Con Rồng, cháu Tiên” – “Children of Dragon, Grandchildren of Gods”.
Of course, let’s enjoy music for Tet Festival!
Tomorrow, 22nd January, 2012 is the last day of year of the Cat (29th December in Lunar Calendar); and obviously, 23rd January is the first day of new year, “Nhâm Thìn”!