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Ho Chi Minh youths pose with yellow apricots as Lunar New Year approaches

Ho Chi Minh youths pose with yellow apricots as Lunar New Year approaches

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 11:36 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh youths pose with yellow apricots as Lunar New Year approaches
A group of friends in the traditional Vietnamese ‘ao dai’ pose for a picture at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

The Tet atmosphere has begun to spread around Ho Chi Minh City, as the 'Tet Viet 2022' festival was recently launched at the city's Youth Culture House, bringing a slew of activities to celebrate the traditional holiday.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, many youngsters and families wore ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) and gathered at the Youth Culture House in District 1 last Sunday morning to take photos with a Tet background.

Two women pose for a photo with a yellow apricot background at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Two women pose for a photo with a yellow apricot background at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

The event includes a variety of activities, such as folk games, performances by artisans at craft villages, calligraphy writing, traditional Tet foods and beverages, and a 'floating-market-in-the-air' model.

Visitors to the festival can rent ao dai for adults and children to wear for two hours for pictures.

A group of friends in the traditional Vietnamese ‘ao dai’ pose for a picture at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A group of friends in the traditional Vietnamese ‘ao dai’ pose for a picture at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Do Thi Huong Giang, a resident of Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City, said she enjoyed wearing ao dai and came to the festival to snap photos in the traditional garment.

“I had a free weekend, so my friends and I deided to go to the calligrapher's stall and snap pictures while wearing ao dai," Giang shared.

“Wearing the traditional long garment of Vietnam gives me a lot of confidence.

"We spend our day creating some Tet memories together.”

Visitors are seen at the calligraphy stall at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors are seen at the calligraphy stall at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors chose red evelopes for their families at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors chose red evelopes for their families at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Festival-goers are seen at the calligraphy stall at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Festival-goers are seen at the calligraphy stall at the ‘Tet Viet’ festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

This photo shows a crowded corner in the yellow apricot scene at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

This photo shows a crowded corner in the yellow apricot scene at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

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