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
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 the project site.
Flash light, sleeping bag, water-resistant clothes,
raincoat, and gifts from your countries for local
people, toys and learning materials for the children
if you have.