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Shoppers swarm stores as Tet comes

By Le Vu

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HCMC – As the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, has just two days to go, a festive atmosphere can be felt on the streets across HCMC. Supermarkets have attracted huge crowds of shoppers who want to do the last-minute shopping to stock up on enough food and snacks for Tet for family and friends. Tet is a once-in-a-year occasion for family reunion in Vietnam.
The Emart supermarket in Go Vap District is crowded with customers who pick sweets and snacks for Tet  – PHOTO: LE VU
Binh Tay market in District 6 is overcrowded with people – PHOTO: LE VU
At Binh Tay market, shoppers buy processed and semi-processed food, a favorite item for consumption during Tet – PHOTO: LE VU
Loan, the owner of a sweet store at the market, said the number of customers has surged but it is lower than last year as many workers started returning to their hometowns the previous month
“I began shopping for Tet right after my office closed for Tet. Now I am planning to buy some dry food and a few kilograms of meat to make traditional Tet food,” said Lac Ha, a shopper residing in District 10 – PHOTO: LE VU
Apart from food, locals also buy items to decorate their homes – PHOTO: LE VU

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