Tet 2021: Snapshots From Around The Country

Chuc mung nam moi! 

As Tet 2021 is finally here, festive mood is all over the country. Although some scattering minor parts of Vietnam are under lock-down to prevent spread of Covid-19, the majority of the country are still infused with joy, love-filled family gatherings, banh-chung making, ao-dai showcasing, red pocket giving, or in short, all the quintessential what a normal Tet would look like. 

Tet 2021 differs from the past majorly in the scaling down of events, cutting down on firework shows in big cities and people wearing masks when visiting friends and relatives - but those seem not to affect much of the local sentiments for the most important holiday of the year.

Take a look at how Tet 2021 unfolds in Vietnam:

Hanoi Train station largely empty as most people have arrived home for the holiday - Photo: Vietnamnet

As always, streets of Hanoi are empty on the first day of Lunar New Year - Photo: Vietnamnet

Hanoi Old Quarter decorated with flags and lanterns - Photo: dantri

Visit pagoda is a common ritual for Vietnamese during Tet, hoping for all the best to come - Photo: TTXVN

Many families choose to spend their second Tet day at a cafe, watching traffic flow by and enjoying a slow laid back holiday - Photo: kenh14.vn

The third day of Tet holiday also coincides with Valentine day - A flower market gets busy in Ho Chi Minh City

The Mekong Delta celebrates Tet with a unique flower demonstration in Can Tho - Tet Mascots are also creatively illustrated - Photo: Vnexpress

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05:08 Tuesday, March 09, 2021 (GMT+7)
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