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Visiting Ancestral Villages

Any trip back to Vietnam for us wouldn’t be complete without a pilgrimage to our ancestral villages. Fortunately, both of our families are from around the Hue area. For the first time, we were able to follow Vietnamese tradition and make the pilgrimage to our family shrines during the Tet Lunar New Year.

Jennifer’s mom’s family is from Lang Ke Mon; a village with acres of rice fields and famous for their talented jewelers

Walking to the Jennifer’s grandparent’s graves and shrine

It is tradition to give children lucky money, or li xi, in red envelopes during Tet

Walking towards Kevin’s family’s shrine located in the outskirts of Hue

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