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Visiting pagodas during Tết

Update: February, 06/2019 - 19:00
Many people visit Ngọc Sơn Temple on the second day of the Lunar New Year. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
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Traditionally, during the first three days of the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese families go to pagodas and temples to pray for health, happiness and good fortune in the year ahead. Offerings, including flowers, incense and fruit, are given to wish for a successful year for friends and relatives.

 

People pray for a year of good luck and happiness at Ngọc Sơn Temple on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Offerings such as votive paper, incense, flowers and fruit for sale at Tây Hồ Temple in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Many people buy flowers and incense to offer at pagodas and temples during the Lunar New Year celebrations. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Pilgrims flock to Tây Hồ Temple in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District to pray for a year of good health, happiness and prosperity. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
A woman prays at Tây Hồ Temple in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District on the second day of the Lunar New Year. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
A woman asks a calligrapher to write a letter in Hán-Nôm script, which will then be offered at the pagoda to pray for happiness and prosperity. – VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

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