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European Christmas charity market attracts large crowds

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The European Christmas Charity Market has been opened at the French Residence in District 1, HCMC, with hundreds of people coming on November 25.

The event is being jointly held by the consulates general of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands.

This is the first time the EU Christmas Charity Market has been organized in the city. It is aimed at bringing the European Christmas atmosphere.

Visitors have the opportunity to try traditional Christmas cakes and wine, and drop by EU handicraft and decoration booths.

As part of the event, the five consuls general extended wishes in their languages and sang carols together with attendees and a choir, creating a festive atmosphere filled with unity and holiday cheers.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to five charity organizations in Vietnam: Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V., E-ducare, Heart Institute of HCMC, Ba Chieu Orphanage and Song Foundation.

Hundreds of people patiently queue in line to enter the European Christmas Charity Market
(L-R) Josefine Wallat, Consul General of Germany in HCMC, Gábor Lehőcz, Consul General of Hungary in HCMC, Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, Consul General of France in HCMC, Daniel Stork, Consul General of the Netherlands in HCMC, and Enrico Padula, Consul General of Italy in HCMC pose for a photo at the event
The five consuls general cut the ribbon to open the event

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