Balloon sellers out in force for Tet
Around Hoan Kiem Lake (Ho Guom) during the Tet holiday seems to be peak time for balloon buying. Balloons filled with Helium (though some say it’s Hydrogen!) in the shape of animals, teddy bears, cartoon characters, and even angry birds make popular choices for parents looking to treat thier kids while they walk around the flower gardens on Ly Thai To Street by the lake. Here a grandfather buys a bright pink pig for his grandson and a woman negotiates over prices for balloons for her daughter.
A couple of days later the same sellers were out in force again with various colours and sizes of heart balloons for Valentine’s Day.