|Back in action: Young people enjoy street food at Ta Hien Street. — VNS Photo Truong Vi
Most restaurants in Ha Noi's Old Quar-ter returned to business as usual yesterday, hoping for a prosperous year.
Well-known restaurants such as Pho Thin were packed with customers from the early morning.
"Our restaurant officially reopened today because it is a good day to start business again," said Tong Thi Phuong Thuy, the restaurant's owner.
"We've had lots of customers since this morning because many have returned to Ha Noi from their hometowns after the holiday and are fed up with greasy Tet food."
Thuy said she hoped that by reopening her restaurant on a lucky day, she would have a successful year.
Other reputed restaurants like Thinh Vuong on Ta Hien Street and popular eateries in the Old Quarter such as Pho Bat Dan also took a long holiday break and went back to business on a good day, according to local justification.
The sixth day of the Lunar New Year is considered a lucky one for opening shops, starting construction work and getting married. — VNS