How Vietnamese Christmas Traditions Is Going To Change Your Perspective

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Christmas is a time for giving, but it’s also a time for exchanging and exploring. As we celebrate this Christmas season, many of us will be trying new traditions and taking the opportunity to learn about other ways of thinking about and doing merry. One culture that I find particularly fascinating is Vietnamese culture. Vietnamese christmas traditions are a lot different than what we are used to in the west. This is because Vietnam has a different history. First, Vietnam used to be invaded by superpowers. 

While the Americans have been taught to take the other side of history, that doesn’t mean the Vietnamese don’t know where they came from and why things are this way.  When Christmas in Vietnam comes around, one of the major traditions is to give thanks to your ancestors for all you possess. In doing so, we try to figure out what exactly we were wanting for Christmas in our past life as a human before we became who we are now. We ask our living relatives if they too have gotten what they wanted for Christmas and look at what gifts they received from their ancestors (as well as others) .

How Vietnamese Christmas Traditions Is Going To Change Your Perspective :

1. Christmas is not about getting but giving.

This idea is similar to the saying, “We don’t want your money, we want your problems.” Going back to our ancestors again, things like money aren’t important. It’s a time of giving and receiving blessings from the ancestors and the rest of nature in order to have our bright future.

2. Christmas is about leaving behind old ways and embracing new ones.

Christmas can be a time of new beginnings but also a time when you leave behind old traditions that people have practiced for hundreds or even thousands of years already. This can be a time to leave behind some of the things you have been taught to believe in and learn something new or even see the old beliefs with new eyes. This is a time that allows you to leave behind all of your fears, insecurities, and anger so that you can move on to better things.

3. Christmas is about caring for family, no matter what.

In Vietnam, we take care of people in our lives who need help during this time because it is important to show them that they’re loved and cared for by their family members no matter what. This Christmas, we should remember to share and spread love with all of our family every day.

4. Christmas is about forgiveness and love for humanity.

This goes back to being able to leave behind old ways and ideas that don’t work anymore. We should have no hatred or resentment towards anyone in our human ideal. We are all brothers and sisters who should be there for one another as much as possible. This is a time to forgive those who have done wrong to us in the past, even if they don’t ask for forgiveness themselves .

5. Christmas is about appreciating the growth of your culture and humanity.

Christmas is a time to look at how far we’ve come as a whole. This holiday is also a time to appreciate our ancestors and learn from their mistakes while they’re still with us, so we never make them ourselves . This can be looked at as a way of seeing past life regression in the present.

6. Christmas is about seeing the good in everyone and everything, no matter what.

Much like when you walk into somebody’s house for the first time, you don’t judge them based on their appearance or what you think they’re like. You don’t give a chance to learn about who they are or what they’re about. Not only should we not be judgmental, but we should also give everyone a chance. This is a time of peace and reconciliation for all of humanity in the spirit of the Christmas holiday .

7. Christmas is about celebrating culture and nature.

By learning about other cultures and exchanging gifts, you can see how our different cultural backgrounds affect us as individuals . To understand another culture, you must study it as much as possible so that you can describe it to others in order for them to understand it better. By doing this, you’ll be able to thank your ancestors for your life and spread love throughout mankind .

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