A guide to the top items which bring luck for the year ahead

Created 12 February 2019
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Vietnamese people often purchase items and dishes that they believe will bring them good luck and avoid bad omens on the first few days of the New Year.

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Some of the items include:

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Salt: Buying a small bag of salt is highly recommended during the first days of the Lunar New Year. This is based on the belief that it will bring one’s family luck and prosperity.

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Fire: Fire is widely considered lucky to Vietnamese people in the Lunar New Year. Many people purchase boxes of matches and lighters in a hope that they will bring them good luck throughout the year.

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A blessing from a Confucian scholar: Asking for a blessing from calligraphers on the first days of the Lunar New Year is a popular tradition in Vietnam. The custom of asking for such words is a cultural practice surrounding people’s beliefs and their aspirations to do good. 

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Gold: Traditionally, Vietnamese people buy gold to bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year.

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Grilled snakehead: In Ho Chi Minh City, grilled snakeheads are a must when worshipping the Gods of Wealth. This is usually done if you're hope for a prosperity in the new year.

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Roasted pigs and ducks: Roasted pigs and ducks are also among the must-have dishes on the first days of the year.

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Lottery tickets: Some people choose to try their luck on the lottery.


Source: VOV - Bridge

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