Visitors to HCM City in awe of streets covered in apricot blossoms

The Youth Cultural House in Ho Chi Minh City is currently hosting the Tet Viet festival with thousands of apricot branches and trees being planted, much to the delight of visitors.

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The Tet Viet festival opens on January 9 and is scheduled to last until January 29, or the fifth day of the first lunar month. The event represents one of the many activities being held in the city as part of the celebrations for the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

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The most notable feature of the cultural space is the brilliant yellow apricot blossoms which serve as decorations ahead of Tet.

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People’s Artist Kim Xuan (C) poses for group photo alongside girls in a silk craft village that is being held as part of the Tet Viet festival.

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The occasion provides an opportunity for visitors to gain a better understanding of the craft villages which are located throughout the country.

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Young people show their delight at seeing calligraphers made in front of their eyes.

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A woman works on making ceramic products.

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The street full of apricot blossoms attracts a large number of photographers.

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Artists snap photographs as a way of saying farewell to the old year and welcoming in the new year with both happiness and good fortune.

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