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Kumquat tree on a bike

Anticipating the Lunar New Year in Hanoi, Vietnam

February 3rd 2011
The entire city is gearing up for Tet holiday, the lunar new year is on February 3rd and its the biggest national holiday of the year, and one of the biggest events in Asia. Everyone is busy cleaning, cooking, putting up every flag under the sun, praying at temples and picking up the customary Kumquat tree, sort of like a Christmas tree, which can be found passing by on a scooter every 3 seconds, ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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