Vietnamese Altar

Vietnamese Altar

For Vietnamese people, religion and culture exist together. No matter what religion you are, you still have an ancestor shrine. The anniversary of your relative's death is more important than their birthday and every anniversary and Têt (New Year) candles are lit on the altar.

'Every Têt altar needs to have yellow flowers on a branch (the yellow signifies Spring) with lucky money pouches hung on it; an incense burner; 2 candles; a bowl with four types of fruit for food throughout the year; and photographs of the ancestors.' Viet