Visiting pagodas during the Lunar New Year holiday in the central city of Hue has become a long-standing spiritual culture. Many local residents in Hue opt to visit pagodas at the beginning of the year with family to express their sincere gratitude to the Buddha and pray for a peaceful new year.
Early this morning, February 1 (the first day of the lunar new year), throngs of people slowly following each other crowded lots of streets leading to local pagodas in Hue such as Tu Hieu, Dieu De, Thien Mu to worship The Buddha and pray for good fortune for the year ahead.
To every Hue resident, people going to pagodas during the Tet holiday need to have a sincere heart. They do not need to give costly offerings to the Buddha, but have to be tolerant and speak softly in tranquil and solemn places. It is only by doing so that they could feel at ease and at peace.
Due to the complicated developments of Covid-19, most of the local residents practiced anti-Covid measures when visiting such public places to ensure Covid safety.