Here's my latest essay for VNExpress International. Even though the percentage of Vietnamese who celebrate December 25 as the birth of Jesus Christ is in the single digits, Christmas has evolved into a full-fledged secular holiday in recent years. A sure sign Christmas is approaching is when elaborate and colorful holiday displays at banks and … Continue reading Christmas in Vietnam: bookending a long festival season
St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi. Photo by MAA Having lived in Viet Nam for over 15 years, I can say with absolute certainty that I enjoy Christmas here more than in the US. Even though most Vietnamese are not Christian, it is still a special and even magical time. You see children (and adults!) posing for photos … Continue reading Christmas in Viet Nam
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy and Rewarding New Year! Chúc Mừng Giáng Sinh và Năm Mới 2013!
I had the pleasure of spending part of Christmas Eve at Chu Van An High School to celebrate the founding of the International Club. In addition to delivering some remarks (my company, Capstone Vietnam, is a major sponsor of the club in 2012), presenting flowers and a sponsorship certificate, and participating in a lucky draw, … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season: Celebrating the Founding of the Chu Van An High School International Club
Chúc mừng Giáng Sinh 2011 và Năm Mới 2012! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! P.S.: To view a holiday greeting from my company, Capstone Vietnam, click here.