There were some people selling balloons on Cau Giay street. Nguyen Trong Dinh (Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay District) said that he tries to sell the remaining balloons to earn some more money than returning home to celebrate Tet with his family. … [Read more...] about Unlike ordinary days, Hanoi turns tranquil on last day of the Year of the Pig
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After the heavy duty of house cleaning is well done, one of the most joyful parts of Tet is coming: shopping for Tet. For me, Tet markets are always a feast for senses. Mom and three sisters of us get there very early in the morning to buy the best and freshest food and other produce. Essential purchases include sticky rice to make banh chung (a squared sticky rice cake stuffed with mung beans and pork), pork, beef, a rooster and flowers. A blossoming peach branch or tree, or a kumquat tree full of fruits, is traditionally chosen to decorate house by Hanoians during Tet, as they are symbols of prosperity in the new year to come. Dad usually bought a branch of blossoming peach or a small tree of kumquat randomly for each year; or he would buy both if he had enough money. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
Despite the never-ending debate about maintaining or getting rid of the Lunar New Year or Tet festival in short, it remains one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year among Vietnamese and expats thanks to the beautiful traditional values, singular and meaningful rituals. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?