- the Vietnamese New Year celebration, occurring during the first seven days of the first month of the lunar calendar.
Origin of Tet
From the Vietnamese word tê´t
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- the New Year as celebrated in Vietnam during the first seven days of the first lunar month of the year
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Word Origin and History for tets
Vietnamese lunar new year, 1885. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in the U.S. Vietnam War began Jan. 30, 1968.
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