New Year welcomed in with firework displays

Vietnamese people, especially young city-dwellers, are used to going out on the last night of the Lunar Year to wait for the colorful boom of fireworks while screaming their hearts out or simply exchanging a kiss with a loved one at midnight.But as there were no fireworks on the Lunar New Year Eve in either Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hue or anywhere else in Vietnam due to a government call for austerity, what were their options?Hanoi had “fireworks,” but not in the way you'd expect.The capital city had prepared a show with a 30-second countdown to the…... [read more]

HCM CITY (VNS) — "HCM City Welcomes New Year" is the theme of a six-day festival beginning on Friday at the September 23 Park in District 1.It will feature photo exhibitions on the city's development in 2013, food, traditional music performances, and games for teenagers.The city will organise two 15-minute fireworks displays on New Year's Eve at the Thu Thiem tunnel in District 2 and Dam Sen Amusement Park in District 11.— VNS... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Many entertaining activities will be held at different places for people in the HCM City to have a joyful night welcoming the turn of the year. Firework shows, an annual event to welcome a New Year, has become an ideal rendezvous for city dwellers of all ages. This year, 15 minute-long firework displays will take place at the side of the Saigon Tunnel in District 2 and the Dam Sen Amusement Park in District 11. Countdown parties with live music performances will be organised at many places in the city like “Countdown Party 2016 – Journey to…... [read more]

This year, 15 minute-long firework displays will take place at the side of the Saigon Tunnel in District 2 and the Dam Sen Amusement Park in District 11. Countdown parties with live music performances will be organised at many places in the city like “Countdown Party 2016 – Journey to Wonderland” on the side of the Ban Nguyet Lake. Especially, the Countdown Party in Nguyen Hue Street, which has been a must-visit destination for local residents and international visitors at every New Year’s Eve, promises to be a great event this year. Artistic performance programmes at the A Square, the Labour Culture House…... [read more]

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]

Millions of people across Vietnam took to the streets in jubilant celebrations of the traditional Lunar New Year, which fell at midnight on February 18th. A wave of colourful fireworks erupted over major venues in cities and provinces, dazzling a sea of spectators. In capital Hanoi, tens of thousands of citizens and foreigners strolled around the Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart of the capital and downtowns nearby, soaking in the festive atmosphere. In the southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, local residents crammed thoroughfares, historical-cultural sites to watch multi-coloured pyrotechnic shows. Ham Nghi, Dong Khoi, Pham Ngoc Thach, Nam Ky…... [read more]

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Huynh Dam, officials from the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, welcomed OV from countries around the world and wished them a healthy, successful and peaceful New Year.Dam briefed the country’s remarkable socio-economic achievements and major political events in the past year, which, he said, were partially contributed by Vietnamese nationals abroad. He stressed that the OV community is an inseparable part of the great national unity bloc, affirming that the Party and State always attach much importance to protecting their rights.Dam also expressed his belief that OV around the world will…... [read more]

Dazzling fireworks to welcome 2018 in Sydney, Australia (Photo: AFP) New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to celebrate the New Year. The Sky Tower in Auckland is home to firework displays and art performances on New Year's Eve. After New Zealand, the New Year knocked on the door of Australia as about 1.5 million people gathered in the Sydney Harbor Bridge to enjoy speculator firework displays. The colorful firework displays at Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong (China) brought exciting moments for thousands of people in the New Year. Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's…... [read more]

A Ho Chi Minh City-based travel company has been allowed to hold fireworks displays to celebrate both the New Year and Lunar New Year at a local theme park. A low-range pyrotechnic exhibition will also take place at the same time at. Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has given a go-ahead to Saigontourist to hold pyrotechnic exhibitions for the two special occasions, Dan Tri (Intellectual) reported on Friday, citing an urgent dispatch from the municipal administration office. On the New Year’s Eve next week, a fireworks display will light up at Dam Sen Park on Hoa Binh…... [read more]

A Ho Chi Minh City-based travel company has been allowed to hold fireworks displays to celebrate both the New Year and Lunar New Year at a local theme park.A low-range pyrotechnic exhibition will also take place at the same time at.Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has given a go-ahead to Saigontourist to hold pyrotechnic exhibitions for the two special occasions, Dan Tri (Intellectual) reported on Friday, citing an urgent dispatch from the municipal administration office.On the New Year’s Eve next week, a fireworks display will light up at Dam Sen Park on Hoa Binh Street, District 11.Another…... [read more]




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