Update: 11:10 | 05/02/2019
Vietnamese families often visit their ancestors’ tombs and clean gravesites whenever the Lunar New Year (Tet) comes, normally from the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year to New Year’s Eve.
They light incense at the graves, sum up the family’s major events during the year for their ancestors and invite the deceased to “go home” to enjoy Tet with the alive.
Vietnamese families often visit their ancestors’ tombs and clean gravesites whenever the Lunar New Year (Tet) comes.
Then family members uproot weeds, tend to the flowers growing on ancestors’ gravesites and clean the gravestones.
Vietnamese people believe everything, including the deceased’s tombs, should be clean and bright in celebration of Tet in order to have good luck in the new year.
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After the tomb sweeping day, Vietnamese families often prepare a six-dish tray of food on the last day of the last lunar month to welcome ancestors back home for Tet. A send-off party will be held on the third or fourth day of the first lunar month, accordingly the local or family tradition.