• Short Summary

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR.... OR TET AS IT IS CALLED IN SOUTH?

  • Description

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR.... OR TET AS IT IS CALLED IN SOUTH VIETNAM... HAS SWELLED THE MARKETS OF SAIGON. STALLS ABOUND WITH GAILY COLOURED CLOTHING, WIDE RANGES OF FOOD STUFFS AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAITING TO BUY THEM.

    THE NEW YEAR IS THE TIME OF CELEBRATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE PEOPLE TRY TO FORGET THE WAR AS THEY TAKE PART IN THREE DAYS OF NON-STOP EVENTS. RICH AND POOR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE CITY, THE PEOPLE DRESS IN THEIR NEWEST AND MOST COLOURFUL CLOTHES.

    NOT ONLY DOES THE HOUSEHOLD BUYS ENOUGH FOOD TO CATER FOR ITS PRESENT MEMBERS, EXTRA AMOUNTS ARE PURCHASED FOR DECEASED ANCESTORS. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE LAY STRESS OF HONOURING THE DEAD AND SO MAKE SURE THEY ARE "INVITED" TO SHARE MEALS DURING THE NEW YEAR PERIOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BX9T1XF8YR23UQJOJ1UL3QRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BX9T1XF8YR23UQJOJ1UL3QRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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