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Christmas all around

Update: December, 22/2018 - 09:00
Sparkle: Two women choose Christmas decorations at a shop on Hàng Mã Street.
Viet Nam News

by Trương Vị

A Christmas atmosphere has spread across Hà Nội’s downtown streets.

As usual, Hàng Mã Street is full of souvernirs, toys and decorations for the festive season. Christmas trees, laurel wreaths, Santa Claus outfits, snowmen and reindeers are available in various materials and sizes.

Commercial centres and offices have been decked up for the season, while cathedrals are drawing the largest crowds.

Though Catholic believers account for only 8 per cent of the whole population, Christmas has become a festive opportunity for almost everyone, especially the youth in big cities. — VNS

Christmas cheer: Foreigners share the same spirit on Hàng Mã Street.
Flying Santa: All kinds of souvenirs are on offer for Christmas.
Tis the season: A seller (first left) shows customers Christmas trees on Hàng Mã Street.
Finishing touches: A shop owner fixes a Christmas tree for sale on Hàng Mã Street.
Family time: Children and adults are excited about the festive season.
Reflect: People flock to St Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Hà Nội.
Lavish: Christmas decorations at Tràng Tiền Plaza in downtown Hà Nội.
Let them know it’s Christmas: Commercial centres and offices have been decorated for the festive season.

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