Luck is a big thing to consider during Tet. On the first day of Tet, your luck for the year will be determined based on what you eat, who comes to your house and a whole slew of other variables.
Apparently, it is also lucky to see/touch/have your picture taken with our family because all during the flower festival we were stopped by numerous folks wanting to do this:
We always try to be gracious, as most Vietnamese are to us. And thankfully, Amelia loves the attention. Occassionally, folks can get "grabby" which irks me, but overall, they are respectful.
One older gentlemen told Erik that he felt lucky to have just seen Amelia in person which I thought was sweet. And got me thinking....perhaps next year I can set up a booth and charge for photos.......