A man burns incense during Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration, in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Alamy

All you need to know about Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year, what to eat, where to go and what to do

  • Similar to China, Vietnam’s new year is all about visiting the family, eating special dishes, and making plenty of noise
  • From flowers to temples, from fireworks to food to travel, here’s our guide to Tet
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A man burns incense during Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration, in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Alamy
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The Parkes Elvis Festival is an annual event celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley in the New South Wales town of Parkes. Australia's deputy prime minister Michael McCormack (left) and Parkes mayor Ken Keith (right) take part in the street parade. Photo: AFP

Elvis festival in rural Australia transforms sleepy town into heaving, jumpsuit-clad party

  • Tens of thousands of diehard fans wearing jumpsuits and thick black wigs travel to the mining town of Parkes each year to celebrate Elvis’ birthday
  • The annual festival that began in 1993 injects much-needed funds into the drought-stricken region
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The Parkes Elvis Festival is an annual event celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley in the New South Wales town of Parkes. Australia's deputy prime minister Michael McCormack (left) and Parkes mayor Ken Keith (right) take part in the street parade. Photo: AFP
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