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Going to the market on Spring Day
Old: The market starts from December 23 to the 30th of Tet. During the “grandparents” period, the Tet market was something that everyone eagerly looked forward to. People go to Tet markets not only to shop but also to meet and enjoy the atmosphere when Tet comes to all lanes and villages. As for the children, the greatest joy in the past was on the days leading up to the New Year to follow their father to the flower market to buy flowers and buy kumquats for Tet.
Now on: Modern technology, developed online market, “family members” all ring to shop for phones. Everything is available, all payments are via card, shopping on Tet holiday has never been so easy.
Old: The trays with traditional dishes such as boiled chicken, fried spring rolls, spring rolls, banh chung, etc. are always prepared and processed by many families on Tet holiday to worship their ancestors.
Now on: Instead of the feat of waking up early to cook by hand, it’s a lot Today’s family chooses the service of ordering a ready-made meal for the 30th day of Tet. The platter of 5-10 dishes costs from 600,000 VND to over 1 million VND.
Buns of Chung cake, Tet cake
In the past: When Tet comes to Spring, banh chung and banh tet are gifts that every home has. From buying ingredients, choosing dong leaves,… to the moment when the whole family gathers together to pack cakes, to stay awake waiting for the cake to cook together,… these are not simply Vietnamese traditions but have become become a joy and reunion at the end of the year.
Now: If in the past Tet the whole family gathered to pack banh chung together, today many families choose to buy ready-made banh chung and banh tet from the store to save time.
New Year’s Eve
In the past: Every New Year’s Eve in the past, family members would go out together to light firecrackers. The sound of firecrackers exploding in a corner of the sky makes people excited, warmer, harmonizing with the joyful scenery of heaven and earth on the first day of the year.
Now: If the old New Year’s house had a paper firecracker hanging in front of the door, today fireworks have been chosen to replace it on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks are fired at large locations, people are eager to go out early, find the best places to watch the fireworks.
Souvenir photo shoot
In the past: If you want to save family reunion memories on Tet, the family only has to go to the shop and have to wait a long time to hold the photo in hand.
Now: In the 4.0 era, smartphones with cameras are no less than cameras. Just one click to get the picture right away. Shooting is easy and editing is also quick. Just go to the flower street and you will have a beautiful family photo right away.
Lucky money at the beginning of the year
In the past: On the 1st and 2nd days of the year, when you go to your grandparents’ house and relatives to wish Tet, what could be better than receiving lucky money. According to custom, adults will give lucky money to children, grandparents, relatives or even friends, with wishes for wisdom, health, luck and success.
Now: Family members still wish the New Year at the beginning of the year, but the form of lucky money has gradually changed to online. Just a few taps on the phone, the lucky money has already “flyed” to the recipient’s account.
Happy New Year to relatives and friends
In the past: The whole family “loaded” on a car, lazily “carried under the arm” to visit relatives. Any house near or far, but hundreds of kilometers apart, only the country calls the desk to say New Year’s greetings.
Now: Happy New Year to relatives and neighbors on the first day of the year, the value remains the same as any other day. However, with the development of technology, even if relatives and friends are halfway around the world, there is no need to worry because there is already a video call.
Society is developing more and more, each generation will therefore have different pastimes during Tet to Spring. Although the taste of Tet in the past and present is more or less innovative, the traditional cultural values remain unchanged in each person. Tet is an occasion for reunion, family reunion, everyone who travels far and near must also remember!
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