With respect to Tet, we usher in the year of Snake.
The evening of the 9th, we were eating dinner on the front porch after sunset. The dogs suddenly went doggie and ran to the gate yipping and yarping. I saw a bunch of people outside the gate, but it was too dark to see who it was.
After a bit, Ma went to check on them, but they'd already got the gate open, and came up to the porch. I saw kids. Lots of kids, actually. Followed by a few adults (moms, aunts, whatever). They all said hello, Alex did his "con thich con tai" trick ("I like girls") followed by "chuc mon nam moi" ("happy new year"), and the kids went inside. See following pics (some more of Di Hai's family, as it turned out):
Next day - Tet.
After dinner (If I recall) everyone except Ba and Ma hopped on motorbikes, and we went to see a Cambodian temple some twenty minutes south/west on QL53 (the opposite direction from Vinh Long City).
I must say, Buddhist temples have a tendency to use every color in the world, for decoration. Ornateness is sort of a requirement, I guess.
Tu and Uyen. I include this only because Kim noticed they look like they are doing the worship (she asked where is the incense). Actually, they are putting on make-up.
Day after Tet. More of Di Hai's family. She has a lot of family.
And one more pic just for fun:
That was a long post. Sorry.
Next up is our trip to Ba's family. That won't be overly long. And there is probably one port post after that, but it won't get posted until after we get back in the U.S.