Hanoi’s Old Quarter Before 2020 Tet Holiday

Hanoi’s Old Quarter Before 2020 Tet Holiday

A week before Lunar New Year, the capital city’s Old Quarter is bustling with shoppers and markets teeming with flowers and red decor. The country will enjoy a seven-day Tet holiday staring January 23, two days before Lunar New Year. Join the biggest holiday in Vietnam right now by sending us your requirement through our website Sapa Tours.

A Tet market runs from Hang Luoc, Hang Khoai, Hang Ruoi, Hang Ma streets to Phung Hung mural street, offering fresh flowers, ornamental plants and a slew of festive decorations. Vietnamese have a tradition of offering fresh flowers to ancestors for luck and peace.

Customers enjoy fresh flowers in front of a shop on Hang Luoc Street, known as one of the oldest flower markets in Hanoi.

For the Year of the Rat, many items on Hang Ma Street take inspiration from the zodiac animal.

This year, handicraft items such as banh chung (square sticky rice cakes), Vietnamese pork sausage, coins, watermelons, firecrackers, and fake peach branches are very popular.

Many Vietnamese consider red a symbol of luck and prosperity and credit their business success and happiness to divine blessings. Many family maintain the custom of hanging red hand-made scrolls, lanterns or calligraphy in front of their homes.

The market will operate until Lunar New Year’s Eve, which falls on January 24 this year.

Source: vnexpress

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