Jan 25, 2020 / 19:42

Year of the Rat sets foot in Vietnam; joyful Tet celebrations across nation

The Hanoitimes - Tet has arrived in Vietnam and people have many ways to celebrate the biggest festive holiday of the year.

 In Hanoi, it started to rain heavily in the afternoon and lasted until one hour before the clock struck 12 a.m. Photo: Zing
 Doan and Phong from Ha Nam province, south of Hanoi, had planned to stay in Hanoi through Tet to sell balloons like the previous three years. But the rain dampened their hope. However, the stoppage of rain just before the midnight saved their day. Photo: Viet Hung/Zing News

 Tet is a good ocassion for people to earn a living. Photo: VnExpress
 Fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake, the iconic place in downtown Hanoi. Photo: VnExpress
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 The Nguyen Hue flower street in Ho Chi Minh City is packed with people. Photo: VnExpress
 The Nguyen Hue flower street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: VnExpress
 The happy moment of a family on the Nguyen Hue flower street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. They will return to their hometown in the neighboring Bac Lieu province on the second day of the Tet holiday. Photo: Quynh Tran/VnExpress
 Another family takes a selfie. Photo: VnExpress
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 Two girls take pose for a photo in HCM City. Photo: VnExpress
 Fireworks in HCM City. Photo: VnExpress
 Impressive fireworks in Da Nang, beach city in central Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Dong/VnExpress
Fireworks in Da Nang, beach city in central Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Dong/VnExpress
Fireworks in Da Nang, beach city in central Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Dong/VnExpress
  Citizens in Haiphong go to the Le Chan temple to wish for good luck and good health for themselves and their families. Photo: Giang Chinh/VnExpress 

 In Tay Ho Temple, Hanoi. Photo: Zing News
Going to pagodas and temples on the first day of the lunar new year is a centuries-old tradition in Vietnam to pray for good health, luck and prosperity. Photo: Zing News
 In Tay Ho Temple, Hanoi. Some people wear masks to keep themselves safe from acquiring disease amid the appreance of the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China. Photo: Zing News