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Popular mice-shaped items for Lunar Year of Rat

An array of unique mice-shaped items have gone on sale ahead of the Lunar Year of the Rat, attracting plenty of customers who are keen to purchase them.

 

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A variety of mice-shaped items can be found on sale across the streets of Hanoi, including on Hang Ma, Xa Dan, and Cau Giay ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

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A paper two dollar bill is one of the most popular items which is used to celebrate Tet.

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For children during Tet, envelopes bearing images of mice and containing lucky money are particularly popular.

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The prices of the different envelopes vary, on average they cost between VND10,000 and VND20,000 per ten envelopes.

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Coins showing images of mice are produced to mark the Year of Rat. They are worth between VND80,000 and VND150,000 each.

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By owning the special money many customers hope that it will bring both wealth and luck in the Lunar New Year.

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Bat Trang Village has launched a range of mice-shaped ceramic products in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year.

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The gold plated mice-shaped items are used as gifts or as decorative items as opposed to being used for transactions.

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Each gold-plated mice-shaped item is priced from several millions of Vietnam dong to dozens of millions of Vietnam dong.

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One of this year’s best-selling items are the gold plated mice-printed pictures.

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