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Ngoc Hiep Le, Vietnam, ESOL writing II

My favorite holiday in Vietnam is Lunar New Year festival, also known as the Tet holiday. It is the most expected festival for Vietnamese people every year. The festival usually lasts about 3-4 days, and it takes place when a new year comes according to the lunar calendar.  The New Year festival is one of very few occasions when families can gather together, so it is easy to understand why everyone in Vietnam looks forward to this festival so much.

We give children some lucky money with the hope that it will bring them good luck. We also have other activities such as making traditional cakes and visiting temples and pagodas. The New Year festival is very important to me and all Vietnamese citizens. Because of the holiday, we get more days off from work and school. As a result, we have more time to spend with our families and our loved ones. It is also a great time to think about the plans for the upcoming year. I love the Lunar New Year.