Fireworks return as Vietnam celebrates New Year’s Eve

The Nhat Tan Bridge. — File Photo HA NOI (VNS) — The capital's residents will be allowed to walk on the Nhat Tan Bridge to watch the fireworks on Lunar New Year Eve, which falls on February 18.The fireworks will be set off from the river's alluvial area under the Long Bien Bridge. A representative from the Ha Noi Capital Command, which is responsible for setting off the fireworks, said that in order to avoid overcrowding, the fireworks will take place at two different spots along the bridge.The first display will be set off about 200m upstream from the Nhat…... [read more]

Hanoi plans spectacular firework displays in 29 locations on lunar New Year’s Eve on February 3 according to the People’s Committee of the capital. Many firework displays will be organized nationwide on lunar New Year\'s Eve. The fireworks will be set off on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Ho Van Quan Street in Ha Dong District, Dong Da Lake and near Thang Loi Hotel in Tay Ho District, and others.... [read more]

(Cinet) - Decision No.4482/QĐ-BVHTTDL on December 24 of the MOCST relates to organize Film Week to celebrate 84 years for establishing Communist Party of Vietnam and New Year 2014. Some films are screened on Film Week are two films namely “Hoa dao” and “Hat giong tinh yeu” by Film joint-stock company 1; two documentary films “Dat to que cha” and “Doi moi”. Some expenses are extracted from some expense sources of Cinema Department 2013 including a printing activity for some films “Hoa dao”, “Hat giong tinh yeu”, “Dat to que cha” and “Doi moi”. Decision showed that heads of Ministerial…... [read more]

The central government has given a go-ahead for authorities in Ho Chi Minh City to organize fireworks displays in celebration of the New Year and upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year).The Government Office has sent a document to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, green-lighting pyrotechnic shows to be held in the southern metropolis on New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve.A high-range pyrotechnic exhibition will take place in District 2 near the Thu Thiem Tunnel on New Year’s Eve.Three low-range performances will be given at the Dam Sen Park in…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) is due to stage the operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II at the Opera House on December 29 evening. Die Fledermaus, set in Vienna in the 19th century, features Dr Falke’s plan to embarrass his friend Eisenstein who leaves him at a park after a costume party. Johann Strauss II finished the work in one month and a half. Its libretto was written by German dramatist Karl Haffner and author and composer Richard Genée. The operetta premiered in 1874 at the Theater an…... [read more]

The city authorities have decided to let off fireworks at 29 places, including four places with high-range and 25 with low-range firework shows, at the Lunar New Year’s Eve.   The four places for high-range firework including Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Da Lake, Thang Loi Hotel and Van Quan Lake.   The 25 places for low-range firework shows will be the capitals of districts. The firework show will last for 15 minutes, from 0 to 0.15 am, February 3, 2011.   The Capital City High Command will be responsible for the firework shows.   The Hanoi Department of Industry and…... [read more]

Hotels and restaurants are working hard to offer memorable evenings to mark year-end holidays.It’s that time of the year again. And as usual, many hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are gearing up for the Christmas and New Year season with special deals and packages designed to lure customers in a very competitive market.Some of the more attractive ones this year are at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon in District 1 – a favored place for year-end parties.Many companies and families choose the restaurant in the hotel for parties of around 30 persons. At US$29 net per person,…... [read more]

Rex Hotel Saigon, 141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, HCMC, Tel: 08 3829 2185 Rooftop Garden on the fifth floor of Rex Hotel Saigon is highly recommended for those wishing to taste European and Asian dishes and various kinds of cocktails prepared by the hotel’s professional bartenders. Hotel Majestic Saigon, 1 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC, Tel: 08 3829 5517 As an annual tradition, the Majestic holds a gala dinner featuring a wide range of culinary delights and entertainment performances to celebrate the New Year. These special programs will be held from 7 p.m. on December 31 to 12:30…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Hanoi City People’s Committee has promulgated a plan to let off firework at 29 sites in the city on the lunar New Year’s Eve. High range fireworks will be conducted at four places, including Hoan Kiem lake, Dong Da lake, Thang Long hotel in Tay Ho district, and Van Quan lake in Ha Dong district. Low range fireworks will be let off at 25 places in districts of Ba Dinh, Hoang Mai, Long Bien, Hai Ba Trung, Cau giay, Thanh Xuan, Gia Lam, Me Linh, Ba Vi, Dan Phuong, Soc Son, Phuc Tho, Thanh Oai, Hoai Duc, Thanh Tri and…... [read more]

Nhan Dan Online - Vietnamese people from across the country underwent a warm and colourful New Year's Eve on January 31. In the light of fireworks, all left aside worries of daily lives and wished for a peaceful and happy 2014. Hanoi The atmosphere became more animated than usual around the Hoan Kiem Lake and other planned venues of firework displays at about 8-9pm last night. The streets got crowded; all people were eagerly waiting for the sacred moment to welcome the Year of the Horse. Main streets were colourfully decorated. People flocked to venues of firework displays to welcome…... [read more]