Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day

This year's Valentine's Day falls on the third day of the Lunar New Year. From the early morning, an influx of youngsters flocked to the Ha pagoda to pray for love.

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Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

Ha Pagoda is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Hanoi and attracts many Buddhists and visitors, especially young people to come to pray for love, according to Tien Phong.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

Amidst the complicated situation of Covid-19, visitors are requested to wear face masks and wash their hands with sanitizers before entering the pagoda.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

They also have their body temperature checked.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

Ha Pagoda is among the most sacred places to pray for love in Hanoi.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

From early morning, the pagoda is thronged with visitors.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

Apart from praying for love, pagoda-goers also wish for a New Year with health and luckiness.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

Two people keep their face masks on while praying.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

The worshipping tray is carefully prepared.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: To Quoc

People maintain a safe distance to prevent Covid-19 spread.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

A small bag of salt, which is believed to bring luckiness, health and peace is cherished by youngsters.

Youngsters flock to Ha pagoda to pray for love on Valentine’s Day
Photo: Tien Phong

A group of youngsters poses for photos.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated annually on February 14 and recognized as a celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, including Vietnam, despite it being not a public holiday in the country.