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Hanoians queue at 3am to buy gold on the God of Wealth Day

To buy gold for luck on the God of Wealth Day (the 10th day of the lunar year - January 31), many Hanoians queued in front of gold shops on Tran Nhan Tong and Cau Giay streets from 3 am.

Majority back to work after Tet in southern industrial hubs

The majority of workers of businesses and factories in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces, three major industrial hubs in the south, have returned to work after a long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, local authorities said.

Huong Pagoda crowded on the first day of spring festival 2023

Despite the cold weather, thousands of people flocked to the Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival in Huong Son commune, Hanoi’s outlying district of My Duc on the opening day to celebrate the new year.

Hanoi’s tourism sector rakes in over VND1 trillion during Tet holiday

The capital expects to welcome roughly 332,000 visitors, including 32,000 international guests, during the Lunar New Year holiday from January 21 to January 26, with total revenue anticipated to reach more than VND1 trillion.

Destinations across Vietnam report surges in holiday-maker numbers during Tet

Tourist attractions across Vietnam have lured large numbers of holiday-markers during the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from January 20-26.

End of Tet holiday marked by high traffic congestion around major cities

In a bid to avoid the congestion, many people opted to return on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Hanoians flock to Old Quarter to take photos on the first day of Lunar New Year

Besides taking pictures with their families by smart phones, hundreds of photographers capture unique moments in the deserted morning of the first day of the Year of the Cat.

People visit Hanoi's pagodas on Lunar New Year’s Eve

After the transition between the old and the new year, hundreds of people flocked to Hanoi's Quan Su and Quan Thanh temples to pray for peace in the night.

Quiet and peaceful HCM City on first day of Lunar New Year

Many streets in HCM City - Vietnam's largest city - fell quiet on the first day of the 2023 Lunar New Year.

Overseas Vietnamese across continents celebrate traditional New Year

Overseas Vietnamese people in Japan, Israel, Slovakia, and Czech Republic have celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in a warm atmosphere in line with Vietnamese traditions.

Many localities welcome first foreign tourists of Lunar New Year

Quang Ninh held a ceremony on January 22, the first day of the Year of the Cat, to welcome the lunar new year's first group of foreign tourists to Ha Long Bay.

Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Vietnam

The festival which best epitomises Vietnam's cultural identity is the Lunar New Year or Tet, with a lot of meaningful customs and traditional special foods.

Vietnamese family traditions in the Lunar New Year festival

Family reunion is a long-standing tradition during the Lunar New Year (Tet), the biggest holiday celebration of the year for the Vietnamese people.

Vietnamese people welcome lunar New Year 2023

Vietnamese people took to the streets watching firework displays and ringing in the lunar New Year 2023.

Tet impressive in foreign ambassadors’ eyes

Tet (Lunar New Year) is always an interesting experience for foreigners in Vietnam. Enjoying the Tet atmosphere, foreign ambassadors have shared their feelings about the biggest traditional festival in the country.

Party General Secretary extends greetings for Year of the Cat

On the occasion of the Year of the Cat 2023, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has delivered remarks offering the best wishes to the Vietnamese at home and abroad as well as people around the world.

Hotels in central region mostly booked by domestic travelers

Many hotels in Da Nang and Quang Nam are half unoccupied, while others are nearly fully booked.

Vietnamese traditional offering trays prepared for Lunar New Year's Eve

According to ancient traditions, on the last day of a lunar year, a typical Vietnamese family puts aside everything to prepare a feast to worship their grandparents and ancestors, praying for a brighter year ahead.

Hanoi: Tens of thousands of people return home for Tet

Hanoi's gateways were congested on January 19 as people left the capital city to return to their hometowns for the seven-day Tet holiday starting on January 20.

Foreign ambassadors extend Lunar New Year wishes to Vietnam

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski has wished Vietnamese people peace, love and prosperity in the Year of the Cat 2023.