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Feb 09, 2024 / 19:51

Tet on Vietnam’s most remote island

In the island of defense and security significance, Bach Long Vi welcomes Tet with excitement while safeguarding national sovereignty.

When spring comes to town, every part of Vietnam eagerly celebrates Tet or the Lunar New Year, regardless of the mainland or islands. Bach Long Vi Island joins the longest holiday in an exciting atmosphere.

Let's explore the atmosphere in which Vietnamese naval soldiers on Bach Long Vi, Vietnam’s most remote island in the Gulf of Tonkin, prepared to welcome Tet, the most important holiday of Vietnamese people. 

 Naval soldiers in Bach Long Vi Island weclome Tet in excitement. Photos: Hong Thai/The Hanoi Times
 Tet of naval soldiers in the island which is 130km from the mainland. 
 Soldiers prepare things, including fruits, banh chung (sticky rice cake) for worshiping. 
 Joy on face of naval soldiers. 
 Naval soldiers decorates tree for Tet. 
 Soldiers play a folk game. 
 Soldiers decorate a kumquat tree.
 Naval chefs and civilian visitors make banh chung. 
 Meanwhile, others take care of a vegetable garden.
 Captain Nguyen Van Thu, Head of Radar Station 495, said his unit prepares for the Lunar New Year of high alert to get ready to fight. 
 Sergeant Tran Quoc Khanh from Radar Station 490 is allowed to go home for this Tet. The soldiers take turn to welcome Tet at home.