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13:07 | 22/01/2023
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat

13:07 | 22/01/2023

Colourful fireworks lit up major cities across Vietnam Sunday night in an exuberant celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Large crowds of people have gathered at the fireworks venues to catch the return of this highly-anticipated New Year tradition after three years of disruptions.

Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, on the first moments of the Year of the Cat — VNA/VNS Photo
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake as seen from Chương Dương Bridge, Hanoi

The capital city of Hanoi this year held high-altitude fireworks combined with low-range fireworks at many locations including: In front of the headquarters of the New Hanoi newspaper (Hoàn Kiếm District); in front of Hanoi Post Office (Hoàn Kiếm District); Lạc Long Quân flower garden, in front of the gate of Tây Hồ District People's Committee, and at the F1 racetrack, Phú Đô Ward, Nam Từ Liêm District.

Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
A firework show in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi

HCM City holds firework shows at six locations, with only one high-altitude display at the bridge spanning the Sai Gon Bridge (Thu Duc City).

Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Firework in Thu Duc City, HCM City
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
A heart-shaped firework in the southernmost city of Ca Mau
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
People taking photos of fireworks in the northern city of Hai Phong
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Low-altitude fireworks in Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang Province
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Tran Quang Khai Square, Rach Gia City, Kien Giang Province
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Fireworks at Nguyen Van Troi Bridge in the central coastal city of Da Nang
Fireworks soar across Vietnam ringing in Year of the Cat
Fireworks at Ninh Kieu Wharf, the southern city of Can Tho