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"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year!

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year!
A family are packaging "Bánh Chưng" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year!

"Bánh Chưng" (Chung cake) is a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people in the Tet Holidays.
For the Vietnamese, making "Banh Chung" is the ideal way to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland. 

Chung cake was invented by the 18th Prince of Hung Emperor in the contest of looking for new Emperor. According to the legend, 3,000-4,000 years ago, Prince Lang Lieu, made round and square cakes, the round Day cake symbolizing the sky and the square Chung cake symbolizing the Earth (under the ancient Vietnamese perception), to be offered on the occasion of Spring.

Until today, the recipe of making Chung Cake still remains its traditional features. In each family, it is a perfect moment for every member to strengthen their relationship as well as maintain the traditional features for their descendants while staying at home making Chung Cake together.

*** Culture of Vietnam is one of the oldest cultures in the Pacific region and is greatly influenced by Chinese culture. However, Vietnamese people still maintaining so many of their own culture, until now, these customs still extremely important in the life of Vietnamese people. ***

Source: FB - Socialist VIETNAMs View

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