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Book Description from Back CoverTet is well-known around the world as the quintessential festival of the Vietnamese people. Falling between the second half of January and the first half of February, it is celebrated by every Vietnamese around the world and in Vietnam as the beginning of Spring, an occasion for renewing oneself to be in tune with the Universe. This book, the only one of its kind, contains all the answers to every question that you would want to ask about Tet, a living monument to the high level of achievement attained by an agricultural civilization like Vietnam.
Background on Nguyen Ngoc BichNguyen Ngoc Bich Is an educator, author, writer and translator from the Vietnamese. His first book, A Thousand Years of Vietnamese Poetry, was published in 1975 by Alfred A. Knopf of New York.
Having served from 1991 to 1993 as Deputy, then Acting Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, U.S. Department of Education, he is keenly aware of the need for reliable materials on the cultural background of students entering our schools. Hence this book which he would like to dedicate to all the children in America.
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