Hanoi's famed cathedrals were among the most highly decorated and most visited sites around the city on Christmas Eve. DTiNews took a little tour around some of Hanoi's major cathedrals such as the Saint Joseph Cathedral, Ham Long Cathedral, Hang Bot Cathedral, and Cua Bac Cathedral, to see how they have been prepared for Christmas. … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s cathedrals take spotlight as city celebrates Christmas
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A huge Buche de Noel (log-shaped Christmas cake) is ready to be served up to tourists tonight at Dam Sen Theme Park in District 11, organizers said. A worker from Hy Lam Mon (Sweethome) Bakery decorates a giant Christmas cake to be served up at Dam Sen Theme Park tonight … [Read more...] about Celebrate Christmas with a bite of giant buche
Festive season atmosphere has been created in Hong Giang commune, Dong Hung district of Thai Binh province with local people decorating pathways with colored lights, Christmas trees, caves and Jesus Christ. Let's go there to enjoy the joyful celebrations with local Catholics. One moth before Christmas, young girls in the hamlet gathered at Mai Thi Nghe's home to learn singing. Instructor Nghe said they learn through audio CDs: "We don't have sufficient conditions to learn how to sing professionally. We choose upbeat Christmas carols and sing along. The songs are different from year to year. This year, we will sing about Santa Clause wearing a hat and holding a bell. We rehearse everyday if weather is fine. On December 20th or 21st, we will perform in churches". … [Read more...] about Catholic hamlet celebrates Christmas
Several expats living in Ho Chi Minh City have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a big Christmas tree at our … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas, how about you?
The cold weather in Ho Chi Minh City in recent days has added more Christmas atmosphere to the tropical city as the holiday is around the corner.People dart every night in droves to downtown areas where shopping malls and churches are decorated beautifully for Christmas.They walk, take photos and enjoy the atmosphere with their families and friends. Below are a series of photos capturing how people in the vibrant city enjoy Christmas in unusually cold weather: … [Read more...] about In photos: Saigonese celebrate Christmas