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    Vibrant spring markets in the highlands

    Local people join bustling markets as they look forward to a new year full of happiness and good luck. Let’s take a look at the vibrant markets throughout the highlands during the early spring.

    Hanoi sees crowds gather on second day of Lunar New Year

    Hanoi capital saw a huge number of local residents descend on the streets around Hoan Kiem lake on the second day of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

    Hanoi sees light traffic congestion on the first working day after Tet

    Light traffic congestion was reported in various streets across the capital on January 30, the first working day in the new week after Tet.

    The sacred duty of border guards during the Tet holiday

    While Vietnamese people are celebrating their traditional lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, border guards of Long An province go through their daily routine to ensure security, order and safety for local people to celebrate the traditional festival.

    Warm, joyful lunar New Year celebration for troops on DK1 platform

    Despite assuming the duty far away from the mainland, troops on DK1 platform spend time making decorations and preparing traditional dishes for a cozy, joyful and jubilant lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

    Hanoi's oldest Tet market bustling all day and night

    As the Lunar New Year draws near, Tran Quy Cap wet market in Hanoi remains bustling with people flocking to purchase Dong leaves, a key item used to make Chung cakes (square sticky rice cakes), a traditional New Year cake eaten in Vietnam.

    Top five travel destinations nationwide for Tet festival

    Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, and Da Lat are among the best locations in Vietnam for travelers looking to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere of a crowded city, or alternatively return to nature to rest and prepare for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

    Discovering Tet traditions of three regions across Vietnam

    The northern, central, and southern regions throughout the country have different traditional customs with which to celebrate the lunar New Year festival (Tet).

    Prisoners join various activities to welcome in Lunar New Year

    The management board of Xuan Nguyen prison in Hai Phong have put on many activities for the penitentiary’s nearly 3,700 prisoners to celebrate the upcoming lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

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