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Lunar New Year visit to pagodas embraces Vietnam’s Tet tradition

Vietnamese people often go on a pilgrimage at the beginning of each Lunar New Year to pray for good health, good luck, prosperity, and happiness in the new year ahead.

 

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Visiting a pagoda in the spring has become a valued custom for Vietnamese people from all walks of life. Quan Su pagoda in Hanoi is one of favourite places for many people.

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Salt and plants symbolizes for good fortune in the new year.

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People  pray for good luck and peace in the first moments of the new year.

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When the clock strikes 12 o'clock on New Year’s Eve, many people begin their pilgrimage to nearby pagodas to pray for good health and luck for themselves and their loved ones. Ha pagoda is among the top places packed with crowds in Hanoi.

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At Tran Quoc pagoda in Hanoi

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At Ba Da pagoda

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At Vu Thach pagoda

 

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