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On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

By Giang Huy   January 31, 2022 | 03:10 am PT
Amid temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius, people are leaving their homes for downtown Hanoi to shop, all dressed up to enjoy the last day of this lunar year.
On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

On Monday morning, the eve of the Lunar New Year, Hanoi's Hang Gai Street was much less populated but very colorful than usual. People hung up the national flags outside in celebration of Tet.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

The images of Tiger, the Lunar New Year's Zodiac animal, adorn Trang Thi Street along the Hoan Kiem Lake.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

Families dressed pose for Tet photos on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

A couple walk on the sidewalk past the iconic monument in the center of the Hoan Kiem Lake. He is pushing a Honda cub, which remains popular in Vietnam.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

Thuy Dung, who lives on Hang Gai Street, woke up early to buy a peach blossom branch from a flower market on Hang Luoc Street.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

Parents took kids to by the traditional ao dai for Tet. The traditional dress costs VND100,000 -150,000 ($4.42-6.62) in shops on Hang Bong Street.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

Colorful dresses for children were displayed the sidewalk of Hang Ngang Street, anticipating Tet purchases.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

Candy shops on Hang Buom Street attracted several customers ahead of the holiday.

On Tet eve, downtown Hanoi dons its festive attires

On Tet tradition is for people to bathe with coriander, the belief being it will ward off bad luck before entering a new year.

Hanoi has suspended entertainment and festival activities, including the Tet fireworks show, amid Covid-19 concerns.

Tet, Vietnam's most important holiday, runs from January 29 to February 6 this year.

 
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