Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon, Vietnam

February 10 was the first day of the Lunar New Year which was a Sunday. We went to hear mass in Mai Khoi Chapel on Tu Xuong St. in the afternoon and on our way back home, around 6-ish, we dropped by the Basilica on Dong Khoi St. Church-goers flocked Notre Dame, thus, staying outside (i.e.standing by their motorbikes to hear mass) was the best option.

One of the traditions in the Philippines is to go to church on Christmas and New Year’s eve. This was a lunar new year which we don’t celebrate back in my country but I think the culture is very similar with Vietnamese Christians. They go to church during these times.

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