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The market on Tran Quy Cap street behind Hanoi Railway Station is packed full of buyers visiting the busy stalls with Dong leaves for sale
In recent years, the market has become increasingly crowded as many local residents make Chung cake (square glutinous rice cake) by themselves.
Traders sell thousands of Dong leaves and bamboo strings every day as they are the main items used to wrap Chung cakes, a traditional cake present in every Tet meal of Vietnamese people.
The spring calligraphy festival 2023 opens on January 15 at the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, in an effort to uphold the spirit of learning among young people.
Producing pieces on red and yellow Dzo (poonah) paper, calligraphers write script which are intended to bring about good health, luck, and prosperity for those in attendance.
Stalls on Hang Buom street sell both salted and sugared dried fruits, imported candies, and Tet jam.
Tet jam is a special offering made by Vietnamese households to their ancestors every Tet. They are also served with tea to guests. Tasting sweet things on the first day of the Lunar New Year can also help sweeten the year with luck and happiness.
Customers line up in front of the stall on Hang Duong street as they prepare for Tet
Hang Luoc flower market convenes once a year, from the 15th to the 30th day of the last lunar month.
Kumquat trees sold at the traditional flower market
Local residents flock to Hang Ma street to buy decorative items for Tet
Li Xi, or lucky money, is an indispensable part of Vietnamese Tet

Bustling Hanoi streets gear up for upcoming Tet holiday

(VOVWORLD) - The Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, is fast approaching and the streets of the capital city Hanoi have become crowded with people busy preparing for the country’s biggest national holiday.