by putting a range of colourful ornaments on display, thereby allowing visitors to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Crowds of local people tend to flock to Hang Ma Street each year in order to purchase traditional objects and decorations for the Lunar New Year.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Visitors to the street can view an array of lanterns, flowers, and other decorative items on show.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Locals squeeze into shops as they purchase essentials for the upcoming Tet.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Decorative items which celebrate the upcoming lunar Year of Buffalo are among the favourite items on sale this year.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Colourful stickers sending wishes of luck and prosperity ahead in the Lunar New Year can be seen throughout the street.
 
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Peach and apricot flowers made of cloth and plastic are used for decoration.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
With Tet fast approaching, young people view the street as an ideal place in which to snap memorable photos.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
A mother goes with her child to shop for decorative items on the bustling Hang Ma Street.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Envelopes for lucky money are an indispensable part of every Tet holiday. A package containing 10 envelopes costs around VND10,000 to VND15,000, equal to US$0.43 to US$0.65.
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Tet holiday,Hang Ma Street
Hang Ma Street is a popular place for both residents and tourists in Hanoi to celebrate Tet each year.

VOV/ Tienphong

First signs of spring beauty spotted on Hanoi streets

First signs of spring beauty spotted on Hanoi streets

With just over three weeks to go until the Lunar New Year (Tet), many streets across Hanoi can be seen bearing festive decorations such as colourful bulbs, flowers, and numerous slogans.