With Tet (Lunar New Year) rapidly approaching, Saigon and Vietnam are already beginning to buzz with preparations for the weeklong national holiday which climaxes in the great Tet migration of millions of people traveling back to their home towns to spend the holidays with their families.
One of the many traditions of Tet that is particularly pleasing is women donning Ao Dai, the national traditional dress, and hitting the streets for photo’s to commemorate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Natural Vietnamese beauty in all it’s forms is on display in the lead up already. I made a few indicative frames in Saigon last weekend, it is after all, difficult to resist!
This year Tet will run from Friday 1st February until Sunday 10th February with life slowly returning to normal after that.