Vietnamese New Year, called Tet, is fast approaching. It’s the most important and widely celebrated festival in the country and is an occasion for Vietnamese to pay their respects to ancestors as well as welcoming in the lunar New Year.
The festival is normally held in late January or early to mid-February, depending on where it falls on the lunar calendar. And during this time, the country goes into over drive. Lights are strung up in city streets and brightly coloured decorations are sold everywhere. It’s an extremely busy time of year for traders and shop vendors, especially in the flower markets.
Flowers are a very important part of the holiday, so this is the best time of year to check out flower vendors in the country where you’ll be mesmerized by the abundance of brightly-coloured, fragrant blossoms.
Here’s a short list of the famous flower markets of Vietnam from North to South.
Quang Ba Flower Market – Hanoi