10:33 | 01/05/2019 Society
Fireworks were set off above Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of April 30 to mark the 44th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification.
|Fireworks over Ho Chi Minh City|
Pyrotechnic shows took place from 9-9:15pm at three locations: the Thu Thiem Tunnel in District 2, the Landmark 81 building in Binh Thanh district and the Dam Sen Park in District 11.
A wide range of other activities have also been held on the occasion, including a running contest at Le Duan Street, boat racing on the Rach Dia Canal, an orchid festival at the Tao Dan Park and a bicycle race.
Several streets, including Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ton Duc Thang, Dong Khoi, Hai Trieu and Ham Nghi, were closed from 8:30-9:30pm for the fireworks.
A section of Nguyen Hue Street from Le Thanh Ton to Ton Duc Thang Streets was restricted to pedestrians only from 7-9:30.