Christmas is not listed as a Vietnamese official holiday but we still celebrate that day in Vietnam
since Vietnam used to be part of the French Empire and there are still French influences in the
Christmas traditions. Many Catholic churches have a big nativity crib scene or 'creche' with nearly life
size statues of Mary, Joesph, baby Jesus, the shepherds and animals. In some areas of Ho Chi
Minh City, usually in Catholic parishes, people have big crib scenes in front of their houses and decorate
the whole street, turning it into a Christmas area!
These are popular for people to visit and look at the scenes.
We - SJ Vietnam try our very best to “bring” Santa Clause, whose are our international volunteers to
the disadvantage children (orphans, disabled, intellectual, hospital patients, the homeless and the
poor) to share and to build up their dream. Children can be born in different situation but they need to
live in an equal environment and we are here to create that environment.
Volunteers will carry out performances, decoration,
games, drawing, gifts and fundraising, etc...
Nearest International Airport:
Noi Bai international airport
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers will stay at the volunteer’s house with
basic living conditions. Meals are at local
restaurant near project site.
Flash light, sleeping bag, prove-water clothes,
raincoat, and gifts from your countries for local
people, toys and learning materials for the children
if you have.