Tet Celebration Event 2018 – Year of the Dog
Tet 2018 will be held on Saturday 17th February
Venue: Charleville Park Hotel
Friday night 16th February
Cinema room available to the children with Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows during the film
Saturday 17th February
Doors open at 12.15pm with lunch being served from 12.45pm
We are delighted to announce that our Asian menu will continue again this year.
Separate Childrens Menu available or half portion choice of the Adults menu
We can accommodate any special dietary requirements by request ahead of the event.
Entertainment will include:
Vietnamese Traditional Dance – Vietnamese traditional Dancing
Vietnamese stall - Vietnamese Souvenirs will be for sale in support of a Vietnamese Charity.
Lego Room is returning again this year – Fun for all ages
Paul Beatie - Munster Magic – Magic Show
Hot Chocolate and Cultural Activity for older children in a wifi enabled Chill Out Space
Zumba Dancing – For Kids and Adults
Fran the photographer - Have professional pictures taken on the day
Red Envelope – Each child will receive a lucky envelope and some surprises at the door
Arts & Crafts plus Wishing Tree- Something to make and take home
Kids Nail Artist – Diana
Raffle – We have some wonderful prizes in our raffle
Lucky Red Envelopes and Tet Material – Given to children on arrival
Toddler Area added this year
For those staying on Saturday night, the cinema will be available again from 7.30pm with Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows.
To book, please click on the following link,
Bookings will close on Monday the 12th of February, but earlier booking would be appreciated.
Venue will again be the Charleville Park Hotel with a special rate applying for those who wish to stay.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone reservations @ (0) 63 33700 don’t forget to say your attending Tet.
The Vietnamese Lunar Calendar or Zodiac
It is a tradition in the Western world to associate each individual’s astrological and spiritual characteristics with the month during which they were born. Born in October, you’re a Libra, dedicated to keeping the universe in a working balance, yet hard-pressed to make a firm decision. Born under the sign of Taurus, you acquire one of the characteristics of the Bull: pride. The other astrological signs on the solar chart all carry with them certain unique characteristics which are embraced by those falling under them.
In the Chinese tradition (which is followed quite closely by Vietnam) , however, astrology does not run quite the same course. Legend has it that the Jade Emperor, after having organized and conducted a race between all of nature’s animals, selected the first twelve winners in the order in which they finished, and created a lunar calendar based on the twelve finalists. Unlike the solar calendar, which repeats the same pattern year after year, the Chinese lunar calendar changes every year, with each year embodying one of the twelve animals.
In the 21th century there are 3 years where the Lunar New Year begins at different dates in Vietnam and in China. In 2007 the Vietnamese New Year is on 17/02/2007, the Chinese one on 18/02/2007. In 2030 the dates are 02/02/2030 and 03/02/2030, and in 2053 they are 18/02/2053 and 19/02/2053.
The years alternate in a twelve-year pattern, making the number 12 the central theme in its organization. People born in that year will become that animal, taking on its characteristics and identifying with it for their entire lives.
The rat comes first, then the ox or buffalo, followed in order by the tiger, cat, dragon, snake, horse, goat or ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and lastly, the pig.
Of these animals one is mythical (the dragon) and four (rat, tiger, snake and monkey) are wild, shunning contact with humans. Seven are domesticated. Every twelve years, the sponsorship reverts to the same animal. The years 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 are dragon years.
In the Vietnamese zodiac, the “cat” replaces the “rabbit” in the Chinese zodiac. Thus, a child born in the Chinese year of the rabbit was also born in the Vietnamese year of the cat. In addition the Vietnamese replace the Chinese “sheep” with “goat” (however, the word for the two animals is the same in Chinese). The Vietnamese zodiac uses the same animals as the Chinese zodiac for the remaining 10 years, though the “ox” or “cow” of the Chinese zodiac is usually considered to be a water buffalo in the Vietnamese zodiac.
2018: Year of the Dog –Chó
Those born under auspices of the dog are honest, friendly and trustworthy. They are protective, generous in their love and have a strong sense of justice. They are also intuitive, good judge of characters and are able to figure out human nature almost instantly.
Like the animal itself, they are homebodies who care deeply for their families above else.
You are a Dog if you were born after Tet in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018