Artists and staff of the Furama Resort are in a "peak time" preparing the famous "Tet Village Market" which will last for 3 nights, from 24th to 26th January 2014 (falling on 24th, 25th, and 26th December – Lunar Calendar).
The Furama Resort's staff will be creating a true atmosphere at the courtyard to present the scene of a classic Vietnam street food life to call in the Year of the Horse. A snapshot of Vietnamese rice-culture, bamboo plants, banana trees and especially food stalls will be set up for visitors to stop by and enjoy square and cylinder formed glutinous rice cakes together with hot tea. Chefs will be processing ginger, green squash, coconut, and sweet potato to make yummy jams attractive not only to the children. Bamboo dragon flies, silk lanterns, bamboo flutes, and bonsai will also be available for gifts and home decoration. The popular fortune telling as well as calligraphy booths will also be a part of the set-up for visitors to foresee bad luck, welcome good luck and learn more on their own destiny. The bustling atmosphere, the scent of cakes, and tea will enhance the spirit of the Lunar New Year.
The Tet Buffet Dinner will follow on Jan 31st (which is the first day of the Year of Horse) till February 2nd 2014. Square glutinous rice cakes, salted pickled scallion heads, dipping pork sauce, pickled beef and various traditional delicacies for Vietnamese Tet will be served at the price of VND 735,000++/adult. In addition, the resort will also keep the custom of giving lucky money and hold a lion dance performance to bring tourists coziness, especially for those who celebrate Tet far away from home. Hundreds of colorful lanterns will welcome visitors in the lobby. A blooming yellow Apricot plant and red firecracker strips will cover the space with warm colors. The "Tung, Truc, Cuc, and Mai", or Pine, Small Bamboo, Daisy and Apricot Blossom trees will send a strong message about the renewing spirit of spring time. Baskets of marigold are always set along the path, while red trays of betel leaves and areca fruits are available on wooden tables in the lobby. These simple decorated rituals are to bring Vietnamese Tet to visitors around the world.