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Residents decorate alleys in Ho Chi Minh City as Lunar New Year approaches

Residents decorate alleys in Ho Chi Minh City as Lunar New Year approaches

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 21:03 GMT+7
Residents decorate alleys in Ho Chi Minh City as Lunar New Year approaches
Tet decorations are seen in Alley No. 100 on Tran Hung Dao Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

People living down alleys in Ho Chi Minh City are embellishing their neighborhoods to ring in the Lunar New Year, commonly known as Tet, which is in February.

Many streets and alleys in the city’s downtown areas have donned eye-catching Tet-themed decorations.

Households in Alley No. 153 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1 have finished embellishing the alleyway with artificial yellow apricot and peach blossom branches and a thatched hut five days ago.

Nguyen Thi Diep, a 73-year-old resident, said the decoration of the alley not only beautifies the neighborhood but also brings joy and memories to locals.

They are all excited and happy as the Tet atmosphere permeates all corners of the alley.

The embellishment of the alley ahead of Tet has been done for four consecutive years thanks to the contributions of residents there, Diep shared.

Do Thi Mai, a 58-year-old retired teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, says this is the third year she has embellished her neighborhood with her neighbors. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

Do Thi Mai, a 58-year-old retired teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, says this is the third year she has decorated her neighborhood with her neighbors. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

In Alley 18A on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, thousands of red lanterns have been hung, creating an unprecedentedly brilliant scene.

These alleys attract many residents and foreign tourists in Ho Chi Minh City, who come to admire the scenes and take photos.

Alley No. 100 on Tran Hung Dao Street in District 1 is also bustling as locals are decorating their neighborhood and their own houses.

Similarly, residents down Alley No. 178 on Pasteur Street in District 1 have created a nice corner with many Tet-themed decorations, including a pot of yellow apricot, flags, a bamboo table and chairs, and models of banh chung (square glutinous rice cakes).

Women donning ‘ao dai’ (Vietnam's traditional long gown) pose for photos with Tet decorations. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Women pose in ‘ao dai’ (Vietnam's traditional long gown) for photos with Tet decorations. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Alley No. 153 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is full of yellow apricot and red envelopes. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

Alley No. 153 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is full of yellow apricot and red envelopes. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

Le Thi My Hang, a 36-year-old resident in Ho Chi Minh City, is excited as the alley where she is living is decorated beautifully. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Le Thi My Hang, a 36-year-old resident in Ho Chi Minh City, is excited as the alley where she is living is decorated beautifully. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Two foreigners take a walk in an alley donning Tet-themed decorations in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Two foreigners take a walk in an alley donning Tet-themed decorations in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Be Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Ho Chi Minh City embellish their neighborhood and their houses to welcome a warm Tet. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Ho Chi Minh City embellish their neighborhood and their houses to welcome a warm Tet. Photo: Tri Duc / Tuoi Tre

Thousands of red lanterns are hung high above in Alley 18A on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

Thousands of red lanterns are hung high above in Alley 18A on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A corner of Alley 18A on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is decorated with many flower pots. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A corner of Alley 18A on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is decorated with many flower pots. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

Tet decorations on Tran Dinh Xu Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

Tet decorations on Tran Dinh Xu Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A bus stop on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is also decorated with Tet-themed items. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A bus stop on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is also decorated with Tet-themed items. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

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