Celebrating the mother of Vietnam, Au Co.
Tết Đoan Ngọ is celebrated for two different reasons within Vietnam. The day marks the ‘middle day of summer’ (Hạ chí) and also the death anniversary of the national mother of Vietnam, Âu Cơ. Traditionally rượu nếp, a sticky rice wine and bánh tro, a Vietnamese cake, are eaten on this day. According to ancient Vietnamese legends. Âu Cơ was an immortal mountain fairy and is considered the mother of all Vietnamese people.