Buffalo statues erected at localities to welcome Tet festival
07:59 | 10/02/2021

VGP – The buffalo statues erected at all localities nationwide to celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), the most significant festival in Viet Nam.

The buffalo is the second animal sign in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese zodiac and also a symbol of the wet rice civilization in Southeast Asia, including Viet Nam.

According to folk beliefs, buffaloes help humans with physically demanding works in agriculture like ploughing, raking, and carrying rice. They are also the main character in major traditional festivals like the Tich Dien (ploughing) or buffalo fighting festivals.

Buffalo statues at Nguyen Hue Street, a broad walking promenade in the middle of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Buffalo statues at a walking street in Can Tho City

The statues of a buffalo family represent bravery, happiness and prosperity.

Buffalo statues at a garden in the center of Dong Nai City, Dong Nai Province

The buffalo statue with colorful decoration is located at Ho Guom, (Sword Lake) in the capital city of Ha Noi.

By Thuy Dung

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