Giving lucky money- An indispensable custom in Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

Published: 23/04/2012 11:58

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Tourists who travel to Vietnam on the occasion of Lunar New Year will have chance to learn more about the Vietnam culture. One of Vietnamese customs is giving lucky money, an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Tet Festival, with desires that luck and good fortune will come in the future.

Tourists who travel to Vietnam on the occasion of Lunar New Year will have chance to learn more about the Vietnam culture. One of Vietnamese customs is giving lucky money, an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Tet Festival, with desires that luck and good fortune will come in the future.

 

Giving lucky money- An indispensable custom in Vietnam’s Lunar New YearOn New Year festival, the elderly normally congratulate kids on becoming a year older by presenting them with very nice and small red paper envelopes which symbolize the good things.

 

According to the custom, the money given on the advancement in ages is new brand and low face value, but bears wishes for growth and successful study.

 

Over time, Hang Ma street in the Hanoi ancient quarter remains a place to sell things to store children’s money, mainly in shapes of pigs, rats and buffalo made of clay or metal. However, the animal that is sold most is the ones symbolizing the lunar calendar for that year.

 

An, a seller for long time in Hang Ma Street, said she stored hundreds of clay cats because the year 2011 is the Year of the Cat, so the demand on clay cats will surely increase.

According to the seller, parents will teach children how to save and spend the present money in meaningful ways, such as the purchase of books, school aids or help for friends in difficulties.

 

Nowadays, people’s living conditions have been improving. The money giving custom is sometimes commercialized, but it basically keeps humanity significant, that means bringing joy and luck for all people.

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