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[Photos] A Pre-Tet Wander Around a Holiday-Ready Hanoi

Tet has come and gone, but the memories remain.

While the holiday may be over, there's nothing wrong with reminiscing about the run-up to Tet 2021, especially in the wake of more muted celebrations due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a walk through winter Hanoi to see people getting ready for the big event by eyeing peach blossom trees, buying decorations, getting their nails done, and more.

Spring cleaning for the motorbikes. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Lunch break. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

A vendor making decorative firecrackers. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Mommy, I want one of those! Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Buying red envelopes for lucky money. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Buying door decorative stickers. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Vendors by their festive storefront. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Buying peach blossoms. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

End-of-year sales are everywhere. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

A packed little nook. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Buying peach blossoms. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Unlike other areas, Ta Hien Street rests quietly. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Strutting the streets in their Sunday best. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Out in their Tet finery. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.

Getting the car ready for the new year. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

A vendor passes by busy storefronts. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

Sidewalk manicure. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

A busy lane. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

Doing business on the side of the street. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

A cyclo driver looking for guests. Photo by Mai Anh Hoang.

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