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  • February is spring in the North of Vietnam, dry season in the Central Region of Vietnam, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and in the South of Vietnam. Temperatures are normally pleasant in the Central Coast, the Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam in February.

  • January is deep in the winter in the North of Vietnam, rainy season in the Central Region of Vietnam, about to be the end of the rainy season in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and dry season in the South of Vietnam.

  • The Vietnamese family unit (particularly in the rural areas) is patriarchal in nature with strong familial ties. It is not unusual to find three or four generations living in the same household. Personal names are written with the family name first, middle name second, and the first name last. It is common practice to address people by their first names, it's not so common addressing people by the last name.