Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing

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Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing

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Minggu, 22 Jan 2023 10:00 WIB

Vietnam - Berbeda dengan kalender China, Vietnam merayakan Imlek 2574 Kongzili dengan tahun kucing. Di seluruh Vietnam, setiap sudut kota dihiasi dengan patung kucing.

This photograph taken on January 16, 2023 shows a man riding a bicycle past a cat statue at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi, ahead of the lunar new year. - As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the lunar new year looks slightly different in Vietnam -- where the Year of the Cat is about to begin. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP) (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Seorang pria mengendarai sepeda melewati patung kucing di Taman Thong Nhat di Hanoi, Vietnam, Senin (16/1/2023). Saat China bersiap menyambut Tahun Kelinci, tahun baru Imlek terlihat sedikit berbeda di Vietnam -- di mana Tahun Kucing akan segera dimulai.
This photograph taken on January 16, 2023 shows workers decorating cat figures at a building entrance in Hanoi, ahead of the lunar new year. - As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the lunar new year looks slightly different in Vietnam -- where the Year of the Cat is about to begin. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP) (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Di seluruh Vietnam, jalanan setiap sudut kota dihiasi dengan patung kucing. Tak hanya itu, toko-toko pun dipenuhi dengan dekorasi bertema kucing dan menjual Tet, hadiah populer untuk Tahun Baru Vietnam.

 
This photograph taken on January 17, 2023 shows a shopkeeper waiting for customers to sell cat decorations at a market in the old quarters of Hanoi, ahead of the lunar new year. - As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the lunar new year looks slightly different in Vietnam -- where the Year of the Cat is about to begin. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP) (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Dilansir dari AFP, Vietnam dan negara tetangga China lainnya berbagi 10 dari 12 shio, yaitu tikus, macan, naga, ular, kuda, kambing, monyet, ayam jantan, anjing, dan babi. Konon, masyarakat Vietnam lebih menghormati kucing daripada kelinci dan kerbau daripada lembu.

 
HANOI, VIETNAM - JANUARY 14:  Stickers with cat image are on display at the Spring Festival Fair in the Old Quarter on January 14, 2023 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, falls on January 20 this year and marks the Year of the Cat in Vietnam or the Year of the Rabbit in China, Korea, and other East and Southeast Asian countries. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)
Pakar Budaya Tradisional Vietnam, Nguyen Hieu Tin mengatakan bahwa salah satu filosofi mengapa Vietnam merayakan Imlek tahun kucing, bukan kelinci, adalah karena sawah yang sangat berharga bagi para petani di sana. Getty Images/Linh Pham
 
This photograph taken on January 17, 2023 shows people eating ice cream next to a large cat statue at an ice cream shop in Hanoi, ahead of the lunar new year. - As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the lunar new year looks slightly different in Vietnam -- where the Year of the Cat is about to begin. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP) (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Selain itu, ada juga teori yang mengatakan bahwa orang Vietnam membuat pemahaman sendiri atas bahasa China untuk kelinci, yaitu Mao. Dalam bahasa Vietnam, kata tersebut berbunyi seperti 'Meo' yang berarti kucing.

 
This photograph taken on January 17, 2023 shows the workers planting flowers in front a cat statue by Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, ahead of the lunar new year. - As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the lunar new year looks slightly different in Vietnam -- where the Year of the Cat is about to begin. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP) (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Orang Vietnam percaya, Tahun Kucing dapat membawa keberuntungan dan kelancara bagi pelayaran di Vietnam.

 
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing
Bukan Tahun Kelinci, Imlek 2023 Vietnam Rayakan Tahun Kucing


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