Locals in Hanoi often visit Thanh Ha, Yen Phu, and Hang Be markets for their food shopping during the last days of the lunar year. These markets are their favorite places.

With a wide range of high-quality goods, from raw ingredients to cooked dishes, traditional markets remain the top choice for many families in Hanoi.

Peach branches are one of the main offerings that local people give to their ancestors before Tet. The price of peach branches usually ranges from VND100,000 to VND300,000 each, depending on their size.

Sets of votive paper clothes are available for sale to meet the customers’ demand as Tet approaches.

Local people buy paper offerings to worship “Ong Cong, Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods). This long-standing custom symbolizes bidding farewell to the bad things of the old year and welcoming a new year of peace and happiness.

Customers can select daisies and roses for worship.

The prices of fresh flowers for altars do not increase much.

In the northern region, people often busy themselves with shopping for feasts, paper offerings, flowers, and fresh fruits to place on their family’s altars.

Hang Be market is a popular choice among Hanoians for shopping for offerings and ready-to-eat dishes for Tet.

Fruits are an essential part of the altar.

Most altars used to worship ancestors have space for a boiled chicken weighing between 1.5 kg and 1.7 kg. These chickens are usually sold at prices ranging from VND500,000 to VND700,000 each.

Various dishes are available for sale in traditional markets.

Grapefruit flowers are among the top choices for buyers on the 15th day of the last lunar month.

The dishes not only look beautiful but also have a delicious flavor. They are packed in boxes and bags for customers to use immediately.

The Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, is a time for family reunions, making offerings to ancestors, and visiting relatives and friends.