Traditional New Year for poor children and families

Código: 
SJV1711
Disponibilidad: 
Disponible
Ha Noi
Vietnam
Fecha de inicio: 
03/02/2018
Fecha de fin: 
10/02/2018
Extra fee: 
203.23
Euro
Idiomas: 
Inglés
Tipo de trabajo: 
Edad mínima: 
18
Plazas: 
12
Descripción: 

Background

Tết ([tet˧˥]or[tɜːt˧˥]),or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration inVietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán (Nôm: 節元旦), which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day". Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which usually has the date falling between the months of January or February

It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. These food includes Chung cake (bánh chưng), bánh dày, dried young bamboo soup (canh măng), giò and sticky rice. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.

Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. They consider

Tết to be the first day of spring and the festival is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).

Work

Volunteers will make traditional Chung cakes and prepare special performances and gifts for thedisadvantaged people.

Location

Hanoi

Terminal

 Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic conditions. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at accommodation, only lunch at local restaurant near project site.

Transportation

Public bus

Remark

Sleeping bag, prove-water clothes, raincoat, info materials and pictures of your country, toys and activities materials for the children if you have.