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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An integral part of the family ancestor altar is the mam ngu qua, the fruit tray with five different fruits. For Vietnamese, the mam ngu qua is an intrinsic aspect of Tet, as a presentation of their religious, philosophical and aesthetic beliefs. According to Oriental philosophy, the universe is composed of five basic elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each of the fruit in the Tet fruit tray symbols for one of these elements. As for fruit arrangers, the number of displayed fruits are not important, but the color of the fruits. Mother often chooses five fruits with five different colors. A hand of green bananas was arranged in the middle of the tray, topped by a yellow grapefruit; some orange citrus and purple dragon fruits were arranged around; and interspersed among the green bananas will be the red peppers. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
A street light post on Dinh Tien Hoang street decorated with flags of the nation, the Party and flowers. Decorative works in streets in Hanoi bring a joyful mood to the locals. … [Read more...] about Hanoi streets decorated for Lunar New Year festival 2020
Welcoming Tet in Ngo Quyen street (Hoan Kiem district) The streets are beautifully decorated. Trang Tien Plaza in Lunar New Year Traditional Tet flower market attracts many people An overview of the traditional Tet flower market in Hanoi Many things for Tet are sold here Calligraphers write letters meaning prosperity, longevity, and happiness Folk toys attract many children Kids learn how to make “to he” (toy figurines). Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...] about Hanoi organizes activities to welcome Tet
• Avoid entering anybody’s house on the first day of Lunar New Year without an invitation as it is the first person stepping in the door who set the mood for the entire year. Vietnamese people also believe the zodiac animal of the first foot of the new year is associated with also determines the outcomes of the next year. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?