Well, I’m not sure about the fever bit but from this distance the whole Vietnamese new lunar year is very confusing. I guess it’s one of those where you really have to be there to understand it.
I thought it was one week long celebration with festivities and a carnival like atmosphere everywhere. Reading Twitter posts and chatting virtually to a couple of friends out there – both expat and local – it seems that actually everything shuts down and the best way to enjoy Tet is to go away!
Next year I guess I’ll ‘get’ it a bit better. Or will I?!