Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Burning money!



Its tradition in Vietnam to burn 'paper money' for the ancestors!
Look at these sweet old ladies at the temple in the village! They were very happy to pose for me and give me lovely big smiles :-)
In Hanoi, there's an entire section of the old quarter dedicated to selling all the paper items for burning - money, houses, motorbikes - just about anything your dearly departed could wish for!
Such a fascinating tradition!!

13 comments:

{little.happy.things} said...

I didn't know Vietnamese do this, I only knew Chinese people have this tradition. Learning new thing everyday.

My Passport to Style said...

Wow fun tradition!Great pictures.Sharon xx Check out todays guest blogger if you get chance, its really fun.Sharon xxxooo

Tracey said...

Amazing! I'm always learning something new from my blog buddies....thanks! XXX

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have a pack of this paper with gold stamped on it. I wondered what it was! How charming the ladies are too! Thanks again.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Definitely! I love hearing about ancient traditions that are somehow still alive today. Thanks for these pictures, very cool.

inkala images said...

Such sweet ladies ensuring traditions continue - so wonderful in this busy world we live in. x

Rachel Follett said...

Very interesting. They look so happy!

daisychain said...

thanks for your comments, I'm loving your blog!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Fascinating indeed! I'm glad they don't practice this tradition in America...I don't have much money to burn!

Thanks for your lovely comment sweet friend, I just adore you!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos with us, how interesting!! I also want to thank you for checking in on me and for inquiring about my dad's health, you are such a dear friend, what have I done to deserve you? Darling, I am happy to report that dad is doing much better of late and we will soon know the progress of the Halo he is wearing, please pray for him. I am now back to blogging and look forward to your visits.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Sam said...

Hello, Friend

thanks so very much for stopping in at samwich365.com, it was very kind of you to leave a comment. I'm loving your blog site and will go see the website momentarily. Love the lanterns, the ladies, Patsy's kimono is to die for. Okay, Patsy IN the kimono is to die for.. LOL.. so sweet. You have many interesting things here and I appreciate it. Come see me again soon. Keri www.samwich365.com

Gypsy Purple said...

How very interesting....thanks for sharing this with us...

Beach Vintage said...

There is so much to learn about other cultures isn't there.