Before Tet festival, sisters train Vietnamese to avoid unsafe food

February 19, 2018
By Joachim Pham
National Catholic Reporter

During the Tet or Lunar New Year, Vietnam’s biggest festival, food contamination is a serious threat. 

Vietnamese people say ăn Tết, literally “eat the Lunar New Year.” During the festivities, which were at a peak Feb. 16-18 but traditionally last a full month, food is a central focus and revelers consume large amounts of a bewildering variety of food.