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Vietnam's New Year spectacles draw teeming crowds to downtown cities

There was barely any standing room as crowds congregated downtown in Hanoi, Saigon and other cities to welcome 2019.

 

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

Fireworks blow up over the Saigon sky near midnight.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

A boy tries to catch the sparkling moment on a cell phone, probably sitting in a parent's neck.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

The Nguyen Hue Walking Street of Saigon is already packed with people hours ahead of the "New Year Countdown".

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

On Bui Vien Street in Saigon, a popular backpacker hangout, foreigners mingled with the crowds to drink with friends or make new friends on New Year's Eve and welcome 2019 with gaiety.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

New Year decorations on a Saigon street.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

For several years now, Hanoi's Countdown Festival has become one of the most anticipated events. This year, the festival's theme is "The Dance of Light and Fire," and it will be celebrated from 10 p.m. Monday to 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

 

The Turtle Tower, a Hanoi icon in the central Sword Lake, is lit up to welcome the new year.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

A lion dance near the Sword Lake.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

People gather around the September 2 Square, named after Vietnam's National Day, in the central city of Da Nang to welcome the new year.

Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon

Christinx from Spain said it was the first time she was celebrating New Year's Eve in Vietnam, in Hue, and she was very excited. She said her New Year wish is that the best things happen to everyone.

Source: VnExpress
Vietnam's New Year, spectacles, teeming crowds, downtown cities, Hanoi, Saigon
 
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