Fireworks return as Vietnam welcomes 2018

11:36 | 02/01/2018 Society

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City's walking streets were both packed as people came out on New Year's Eve.

At the start of the holiday, many Vietnamese have flocked out of the big cities to celebrate New Year's Eve at home. However, Hanoi's walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ho Chi Minh City's Nguyen Hue Street were still packed with a sea of people as fireworks returned to the New Year's Eve celebrations.


The walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake is already packed by 6.30 p.m. with a sea of people eagerly awaiting the New Year Countdown Party
The streets outside Trang Tien Plaza shopping mall is also packed with visitors long before the party is set to start
Hanoians enjoy a small fireworks show as the countdown to 2018 hits 0

Ho Chi Minh City

Audiences eagerly gather outside the People's Committee building, where a 3D light show to celebrate the new year would be performed
Fireworks light up the sky over Thu Thiem Tunnel. After being absent last year due to the Communist Party's call for austerity, fireworks shows once again return to mark the beginning of the year
A boy sits on his father's shoulders as the family watches the fireworks show

Da Nang

Da Nang city is no stranger to fireworks, having been the host of an annual fireworks festival in the last few years. However, locals and tourists are still no less excited about the show.

Despite light rain, the fireworks show still lasted for about 10 minutes

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