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?
Last week: Viet Nam News asked its readers about their memories of Christmas and their plans this year. Edon J., Swiss, Zurich There are so many things that make Christmas wonderful, like spending time with your family, the great opportunity to express your love for each other, and all the celebrating, Christmas parties at work, school, in the neighbourhood, at church, everywhere! For me, Christmas brings back great memories. I remember the road trips to my grandma's house, the biscuits that my grandpa used to make; my favourite is the cheese fondue - tangy cheese, the crunchy bread and sweet apples! I remember the thrill of picking out our Christmas tree, and decorating it as my sister sang Christmas carols, and of course I loved the presents. I think half the fun was trying to figure out what we were getting, one thing that was never a surprise, new electric shaver! Thanks for that mum. I have lost my mum now. She passed away last Christmas, which makes it especially hard. It … [Read more...] about It’s always a very friendly Christmas in Viet Nam