Many people in Hanoi rushed to buy gold on God of Wealth Day,
the 10th day of the Lunar New Year.
According to local folklore, the God of Wealth returns to heaven on the tenth
day of the first lunar month every year. Vietnamese people consider this the
God of Wealth Day, and often buy gold to wish for good luck and prosperity,
but it has only become a trend in Vietnam over the past four years.
Big gold shops in
Hanoi like Bao Tin Minh Chau, Phu Quy or Doji have been crowded since very
early morning when lots of people queued up from 5 am.
Speaking with DTiNews, many people said that they do not involve in any
business activities but also queued to buy gold for ‘luck’, they often buy a
small amount of gold.
Many gold shops hold lion and dragon dances or cakes to attract customers.
Each customer is given with a piece of paper to write their personal
information as well as the amount of gold they want to buy.
People queuing at many gold shops in Hanoi since early morning of today, February 6
Each customer is given with a piece of paper to write their personal information as well as the amount of gold they want to buy.
A woman in Hoang Mai District carrying their 15-month child queued at a Bao Tin Minh Chau gold shop on Tran Nhan Tong Street since 5 am
Cakes offered to customers
At a gold shop of Doji on Xa Dan Street
Staff members of gold shops in the God of Wealth dress to serve customers