Some of the items include: Salt Buying a small bag of salt is highly recommended during the first days of the Lunar New Year. This is based on the belief that it will bring one’s family luck and prosperity. Fire Fire is widely considered lucky to Vietnamese people in the Lunar New Year. Many people purchase boxes of matches and lighters in a hope that they will bring them good luck throughout the year. A blessing from a Confucian scholar Asking for a blessing from calligraphers on the first days of the Lunar New Year is a popular tradition in Vietnam. The custom of asking for such words is a cultural practice surrounding people’s beliefs and their aspirations to do good. Gold Traditionally, Vietnamese people buy gold to bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year. Grilled snakehead In Ho Chi Minh City, grilled snakeheads are a must when worshipping the Gods of Wealth. This is usually done if you're hope for a prosperity in the new year. Roasted pigs and ducks … [Read more...] about A guide to the top items which bring luck for the year ahead
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City florist brings Tet to US (09-01-2009) Viet kieu in California and Hawaii buy up Tet blooms. People in HCM City caring for ochnas for the Tet festival. The plants are also being sold to Vietnamese living in the US.— VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Truong. HCM CITY — A HCM City flower farmer has been selling hundreds of mai (apricot) plants to Vietnamese living in the US for Tet, thelunar New Year. Nam Dong of Thu Duc District sold 500 last month and hopes to export more this week. Bringing the yellow flowers home, one of the most important New Year traditions in the south, is believed to bring good luck and well-being. "The bonsai have been flown to California and Hawaii, the states with a large Vietnamese population," Dong said. "Just three days ago a Viet kieu from the US bought 150 ochna pots at my garden, each costing VND3 million. The man bought 50 pots last Tet. "He chose the flowers himself and made the payment immediately after we agreed on the price." The plants … [Read more...] about City florist brings Tet to US
VietNamNet Bridge - Bich La communal house market, which is at least 100 years old, might be one of the oldest once-a-year markets in Vietnam. It has special traditional characteristics of local people in Bich La village in Quang Tri Province. The market is located in Bich La Village, Trieu Dong Commune, Trieu Phong District, 14km from Quang Tri Province’s downtown. The market gathers on the 3rd day of the first month of the lunar year. It trades in all types of local specialties. The legend says Bich La Communal House is resting on an unknown animal, called Cu. Cu awakes once each year but it has been sleeping for a very long time. If Cu does not wake, the villagers will suffer crop loss. Hence, on the day, they bring noise-makers like bells and gongs to wake up Cu, hoping for a new year of good weather and bumper crops. From then till now, villagers gather in the market on the third day of the lunar year. The market day lasts for a few hours and the traded items are usually … [Read more...] about Image: Tens of thousands people go to market at midnight for good luck
On the 8th day of the first lunar month (February 26 this year), people flocked to a unique market in Vu Ban district in the northern province of Nam Dinh province to wish for a prosperous and lucky new year. According to popular belief, anything bought at the market, which opens every year at midnight on the 7th and only remains open through the 8th, will bring good luck to the customer for the whole year. The one-a-year spring market displays handicrafts, antiques and modern reproductions, utensils, agricultural tools, and many varieties of ornamental plants. The most popular thing to buy is the roasted veal. It is considered the essential gift from Vieng market, no matter how high the price. The cheapest items at Vieng are the flowers and trees, which bring both the buyer and seller happiness and good luck. From around 2am, deals are done under the light of candles or flash-lights. Deals are agreed quickly as people believe it keeps the luck. … [Read more...] about Photos: Visitors buy good luck at Vieng market
VietNamNet Bridge – Trang Tien Plaza has been re-positioned as a luxurious goods shopping mall. Will its new appearance and the new way of operation help the shopping mall change their fate? Trang Tien Plaza in the past… Located on the most advantageous position in Hanoi, in the golden central area of the capital city, Trang Tien Plaza did not succeed in doing business under the management of Trang Tien company Ltd, belonging to Vinaconex. Analysts compared Trang Tien Plaza with a general store that existed in the subsidization period, or the popular retail market. The product items displayed there were very poor, while the name “Trang Tien Plaza” could not be shown as security for the quality of products. It was unclear about the business performance of the Trang Tien Company Ltd, because it was not a public company and it did not have to make public the finance report. However, a source from Vinaconex said Trang Tien Plaza nearly did not bring … [Read more...] about Trang Tien Plaza changes appearance, which will bring good luck?