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January, 26 2014 00:36:00

Returning home to enjoy Tet

The Lunar New Year, or Tet, will start on the first day of the first lunar month, though the celebration of the nation's biggest holiday began one week earlier in many places throughout Viet Nam. Many people leave Ha Noi to return to their home towns to enjoy Tet with their families. They are workers, students and Government staff who have one thing in common: being in a hurry, but always smiling because they are going to meet their families. Our photographer, Truong Van Vi, brings us a series of photos showcasing many activities of Hanoians associated with this time of year, during the celebration of The Year of The Horse.

 

A corner at South Ha Noi bus station.

Many people hurrying to catch their busses on time.

Pedestrians walking.

Many people carrying heavy luggage as they return to their home towns. Tet is the time for people to exchange gifts with family members.

Tet is also the time for porters to make money.

This man just bought a new TV from a trade centre. He says he will bring it home as a gift for his wife.

Parents and children are happy on the way to their home towns.

A newspaper street vendor at the bus station.

Getting on the bus

On the bus, passengers are waiting for the bus to begin the journey.

The bus from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh province starts its trip.

Patients have recovered and leave Bach Mai Hospital to return home.

Many people drive motorbikes on their trip home.

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