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Ho Chi Minh City hospital sets up flower street for patients in Tet celebration

Ho Chi Minh City hospital sets up flower street for patients in Tet celebration

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 15:06 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City hospital sets up flower street for patients in Tet celebration
An ederly patient goes for a stroll in a wheelchair along the 'flower path' on the campus of Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, January 26, 2022. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City kicked off its traditional Tet celebration on Wednesday with flower decorations and iconic backgrounds, in the hope of kindling familiar moments and a cozy atmosphere for both patients and medical workers during the holiday.

The floral arrangements were designed to stretch along major pedestrian zones at the hospital, bringing a cheerful vibe to every corner of the campus.

Medical workers from 76 departments at the hospital were in a collective effort to create colorful flower streets, varied cultural decorations and a joyful atmosphere, aiming to help patients relieve their pain and handle homesickness.

The floral ornaments show peaceful villages and iconic kitchen corners where Vietnamese make traditional Tet cakes and prepare family union meals, reminding visitors of the tranquil scenery and warm air of Tet in Vietnam’s countryside.

Medical workers at Cho Ray Hospital are having a great time taking selfies together.

Medical workers have a great time taking a wefie at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Every single decoration implies separate cultural values, but all together glowing with happiness and wishing the best of luck for the sightseers.

During this special occasion, 170 gifts were given to poor patients who are under treatment at the hospital.

“I have never seen flower streets in my hometown, that is why I got so excited about these decorations,” said Dong Ha, a patient caregiver hailing from the Mekong Delta region.

“I took photos and asked for calligraphy letters, wishing my family good health and peace.”

Vietnamese will formally celebrate the Tet, or Lunar New Year, festival on Februrary 1.

The occasion is meant for family gatherings over good foods and good luck wishes.

Floral decorations are an important part while adults typically give 'lucky money' in red envelopes to children to wish them health and outstanding academic results.

The fest tends to last at least a week.

woman is posing for photos in front of a Tet-themed background.

A woman poses for a photo at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

An elderly patient poses in his traditional red Ao Dai.

An elderly patient poses in a traditional red 'ao dai' at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh CityPhoto: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A calligraphy artist is seen handing lucky wishes to medical workers at Cho Ray Hospital.

A calligraphy artist is seen handing lucky wishes to medical workers at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, along with the director of Cho Ray Hospital, Nguyen Tri Thuc, watch a calligraphy work.

Nguyen Van Nen (second right), secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, and director of Cho Ray Hospital Nguyen Tri Thuc (first right), watch a calligraphy work. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Young ladies taking selfies in their Ao Dai, the Vietnamese traditional dress.

Young ladies take a wefie in their 'ao dai' at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Patients’ caregivers line up for their calligraphy letters.

Patients’ caregivers line up for their calligraphy letters at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Dong Ha (left) and Kim Thu receive calligraphy letters meaning “Peace and Health” from the calligraphy artist.

Dong Ha (left) and Kim Thu receive calligraphy letters meaning 'Peace and Health' from calligraphy artists at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Patients’ caregivers take photos of the traditional Tet-themed background, glowing with blooming apricot blossoms.

Patients’ caregivers take photos of the traditional Tet-themed background, glowing with blooming apricot blossoms at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre.

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