Dhanteras tradition is - buy utensils, metal goods for house. Silver, brass, coppoer utenlises shop get full on the day of Dhanteras. Silver coins are also bought on Dhaneras and Diwali. People buy on Dhanteras day and use it on Laxmi pooja. Many people buy gold jewelry too.
There is story in which a newly wed wife save the life of his husband from Yamraj. When Yamraj came in form of serpant, he could not enter as his eyes were dazzled by light of gold, silver and other metal. Dhanteras is also called Yamadeepdaan
Dhanteras, is also called as Dhantrayodashi . According to Hindu Calendaer Dhanteras comes onthe thirteenth day of the month of Ashwin. Dhanteras is 2 days before Diwali and 1 day before choti Diwali.