Christmas in Vietnam

Although Vietnam is officially an atheist country, and less than 10% of the population considers themselves Christian, Christmas seems to be loved by all, especially the festive red Santa suits.

A Christmas store in Hanoi, stocked to the brim with merchandise to celebrate the season.
In Hanoi, a Street Xmas Market In Hanoi, members of the Catholic congregation were carving angels and painting Joseph in preparation for the setting up of the Nativity scene.
Hanoi at Xmas, Painting Joseph for the Nativity SceneThe tailors of Hoi An whipped up a variety of snazzy outfits for the well-dressed Santa at Christmas.
Spiffy Santa Suits For Sale at a Hoi An TailorSanta suits came in all shapes and sizes.
Santa outfits in all shapes and sizes for saleSanta hats were the biggest sellers. Everyone was wearing them.
Santa Hats Are Popular Attire for Xmas in Hoi An, Vietnam Including these two little girls who were busy lighting candles to place in floating lanterns.
in Hoi An small girls lighting lanterns to float in the riverMore on our 2013 trip to Vietnam.

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