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Cat statues found everywhere at Tet

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Many provinces and cities across the country have featured statues of cats, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese zodiac and the symbol of the 2023 Lunar New Year.

The Tet Cat mascots were created by local artists using materials such as iron, terracotta, foam and fresh flowers.

Cats are seen as symbols of good fortune in Vietnamese culture, with many people believing they bring in a year full of wisdom, wealth and growth.

A mother cat and her kittens on the Nguyen Hue Flower Street
The streets of District 7 are dotted with an artwork of cats
Tourists walk past a cat statue in Hanoi
A cat family is surrounded by colorful flowerpots in Danang
Cats with traditional musical instruments next to Truong Tien Bridge in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue
Kittens take the spotlight on Ly Tu Trong Street in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province
A medium-sized cat statue in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho
A cat relaxes on flowering bushes in the southern province of Binh Duong
Cats with calico coloration in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Cats in traditional Vietnamese costumes in the northern province of Bac Ninh

The photos are contributed by Khuong Nhat Minh, Ha Viet Phuong, Hoang Thang, Dung Nguyen, Pham Do Minh Trung, Nhan Tam, Hoang Le, Thanh Nhan, Tuan Tran, Le Vu and Du Nguyen.

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