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Thứ bảy, 22/1/2022 | 10:56 GMT+7

Saigon alleys festooned to celebrate Tet

Small alleys in Saigon are adorned with colorful Tet decorations as residents get into the festive spirit and prepare to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
Alley 153 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1 has been transformed into a mini flower street thanks to the contributions of more than 100 households.This is the second year the alley is decorated for Tet. This year is on a larger scale with a budget of around VND15 million ($661.74), said  Nguyen Thi Ngoc Cam, head of neighborhood 6.

Alley 153 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1 looks like a mini flower street thanks to contributions from more than 100 households.
"This is the second year the alley is being decorated for Tet. This year it is on a larger scale with a budget of around VND15 million ($661.74)," said Nguyen Thi Ngoc Cam, head of Neighborhood 6. Tet (the Lunar New Year), Vietnam's biggest and most important holiday, falls on February 1, and is a nine-day holiday this year.

Cam adds a few more flowers on the branch of a fake peach blossom tree.The head of the neighborhood said he is not afraid that these decorations will be stolen since this is a safe neighborhood and there is a civil defense hut right at the entrance.

Cam adds a few more flowers to the branches of a plastic peach blossom tree.

The 5-meter wide alley is has been decked out with a thatched roof home with many Tet decorations like peach trees, apricot branches,  a tray of five fruits and others.Yen and her son take ph at noon on January 19 to take some photos in front of the miniatures. The decoration here is so beautiful, reminding me that Tet is almost here, the 32-year-old woman said.

The 5-meter wide alley is decorated with a thatched roof home with many Tet decorations like peach trees, apricot branches, a tray of five fruits and others. Yen and her son take a photograph at noon on January 19.
"The decoration here is so beautiful, reminding me that Tet is almost here," the 32-year-old woman said.

Residents in the alley have also hung up with plants grown out of pots made with recycled materials.

Residents have also decorated the alley with plants hanging in pots made with recycled materials.

About 3 kilometers away,  alley 100 on Tran Hung Dao Street also gets dolled up for the festive season.Because of the outbreak, many people in the neighborhood contribute to making the alley cozier during Tet as everyone is looking forward to a peaceful Lunar New Year, Hoang Thi Hao, head of Quarter 3 neighborhood.

About three kilometers away, Alley 100 on Tran Hung Dao Street has also been dolled up for the festive season.
"Because of the outbreak, many people in the neighborhood have contribute to making the alley cozier for Tet, as everyone is looking forward to a peaceful Lunar New Year," said Hoang Thi Hao, head of the Quarter 3 neighborhood.

The street is filled with decorations replicating the familiar Tet scenes like giant cooking pots sitting over naked flames, red envelopes and banh chung (glutinous rice cake).

The street has decorations that recreate familiar Tet scenes like giant cooking pots over open stoves, red envelopes and banh chung (glutinous rice cake).

Since her house is situated by the entrance, Phi comes by to water the chrysanthemum morifolium pots in the afternoon. Everyone in the neighborhood tries their best to care for the miniature to help the alley looks more lively.

Since her house is situated near the entrance, Phi comes by to water the yellow chrysanthemum morifolium pots in the afternoon.
Everyone in the neighborhood tries their best to care for the decorations to help the alley look "livelier," she said.

On a different alley on Pham Ngu Lao Street, local residents have also set up a spring corner with colorful posters and decorations for their neighborhood.

On a different alley on Pham Ngu Lao Street, local residents have set up a "spring corner" with colorful posters and other decorations for their neighborhood.

Dinh Xuan Du, head of neighborhood 5, is here every day to take care of his spring landscape corner at alley 162 on Bui Thi Xuan Street. He explained that because the alley was narrow, decorations were placed at the alleys entrance. We take advantage of the tree here and added a thatched roof and some simple decoration to add more festive spirit to the neighborhood, Du explained.

Dinh Xuan Du, head of neighborhood 5, takes care of his spring landscape corner every day at Alley 162 on Bui Thi Xuan Street. He said that because the alley was narrow, the decorations were placed at its entrance.
"We took advantage of the tree here and added a thatched roof and some simple decorations to enhance the festive spirit of the neighborhood," Du said.

Du put a face mask on a tiger decoration, the zodiac sign for 2022 Lunar New Year, to remind people not to forget to practice Covid preventition measures.

Du put a face mask on a tiger decoration, the zodiac animal for 2022 Lunar New Year, to remind people to practice Covid prevention measures.
Lunar New Year is a time for families to clean and decorate their houses, wear new clothes and enjoy reunion meals of traditional Lunar New Year foods such as banh chung (glutinous rice cake).

Quynh Tran

 
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