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Hanoi Old Quarter on the last day of the year

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is open at the end of the year, many people leisurely go shopping for Tet, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake in the weather of more than 10 degrees Celsius.

On the morning of January 31 (ie the 29 of Tet), Hang Gai street is quieter than usual. Households and shops here have all hung the national flag to welcome the People’s New Year 2022.

The image of a tiger in Dong Ho painting is erected on the bank of Sword Lake, along Trang Thi street.

Many families wear beautiful costumes to Hoan Kiem Lake to take souvenir photos at the end of the year.

People take their cars for a walk on Dinh Tien Hoang Street.

Uncle Thuy Dung, who lives in Hang Gai Street, gets up early to walk to Hang Luoc flower market, admires flowers, and chooses to buy a peach branch for his family on Tet.

Many children are chosen by their parents to buy ao dai to wear during Tet. The price of each Ao Dai sold in a shop on Hang Bong Street is from 100,000 to 150,000 VND.

On Hang Ngang Street, many discount stalls are displayed on the sidewalk, attracting a large number of people to shop.

Confectionery shops on Hang Buom street attract a lot of customers in the last days of the year.

People buy old coriander leaves at Bac Qua market to bathe in the late afternoon of the year. According to traditional custom, bathing in coriander leaves at the end of the year is to wash away the bad luck of the old year and welcome the new year with a better start.

This year, due to the complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, Hanoi city stopped organizing all kinds of festivals, activities with large gatherings and did not fire fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

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