The streets of Hanoi bloom during Tet


At Lunar New Year, the streets of Vietnam are filled with vibrant colour and extraordinary energy.

Wholesalers and market stalls are stocked with peach blossom and cumquat plants for the Vietnamese to take home for their family celebrations.

Peach blossom symbolizes strength and vitality as it only blooms in spring after a cruel winter.

The round, glossy, orange cumquat is a symbol of wealth and happiness for the New Year with its bright fruit representing a golden coin.

These plants inspire good luck and good fortune for all, as Giulietta Avenia discovered.



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Giulietta Avenia

Giulietta Avenia is a final year Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Philosophy. She is fascinated by cultures around the world and the different experiences and understandings that can be gained. She wishes to pursue this love of learning through a journalism career focusing on food, travel and social studies.