Over a hundred of foreign students enrolling in universities, colleges in Hanoi are celebrating the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in Vietnam.

Lou Varvas from France, a student from Hanoi University, shared that this is the first time he joined in celebration of a Vietnamese Tet. He said he has learned numerous special cultural features of Tet, and is looking forward to trying Tet foods during the festival.

Riccaroi Bessard (Canada) has celebrated Tet for three times. He said the festival is a special time where family members get together and share good foods and beautiful wishes, hoping for a more prosperous new year with joy, good health and happiness.

Among Hanoi-based schools, the Hanoi University has the largest number of international students with over 700 students who come from 26 different countries worldwide.

It has become a tradition for the university to hold a year-end meeting for its foreign students to help them understand more about the Vietnamese traditional New Year festival.-VNA