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Tet in Viet Nam - In Pictures

Photographs by Carl Cole

These lovely pictures show Vietnamese New Year decorations and celebrations in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Tet Decorations are Everywhere

Yellow-flowered trees in lobbies and homes, streets and sidewalks lined with rows of potted plants, trees strung with lights, and banners reading "Chuc Mung Nam Moi" (Happy New Year).

Decorated trees for Tet in Vietnam Flowers for Vietnamese Tet Tet lights Tet Lights

Happy New Year signs decorate Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during Tet

Tet decorations and signs Tet celebrations in Vietnam Happy Vietnamese New Year

Tet Parades in Vietnam

For several days, dragon dance and unicorn dance parades spring up in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Tet Dragon parade in Vietnam

Tet parade in Vietnam Parade for Tet

Tet Fireworks in Vietnam

Tet Fireworks in Vietnam

Fireworks have always been a big part of Tet celebrations. Although escalating personal injuries caused the government to outlaw private fireworks, there is still a tremendous official fireworks display in the Saigon district in downtown HCMC.

These lovely pictures of Tet parades in Vietnam are provided by and copyright to Carl Cole.