Pot plants are sold along the main street of the town for a few days before Tet (Vietnamese new year) until very late on New Year's eve. Golden plants particularly are considered auspicious. Golds and yellows represent gold coins. Pink and red plants also are considered good luck. Shades of red are considered good luck in feng shui by the Chinese; that belief also is here. Kumquat bushes are popular too.
On day one of Tet many go to visit their deceased family members if they can afford to travel there. This is an important time of year to do this and everyone tries to do so.