Hanoi to welcome Lunar New Year with fireworks at 30 locations
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Celebrations of the new year rarely lacks the display of pyrotechniques - the noise and lights of which are believed to scare the evils away and herald a robust new year of good health and prosperity.
According to the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee and the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, six of the venues will see fireworks at high altitudes, and the rest at lower heights.
The six high-altitude venues are the Sword Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Lac Long Quan Flower Garden in Tay Ho District, My Dinh Stadium in Nam Tu Liem District, Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District, Van Quan Lake in Ha Dong District, and Son Tay Ancient Citadel on the outskirts Son Tay District.
The other 24 venues include Ngoc Khanh Lake in Ba Dinh District, Den Lu Lake in Hoang Mai District, Vincom Mega Mall in Long Bien District, Hoang Cau Lake in Dong Da District, Cau Giay Park in Cau Giay District, and Nhan Chinh Lake in Thanh Xuan District.
Each fireworks display will last 15 minutes starting as the clock hits midnight January 25, 2020, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) is the most important and biggest holiday in Vietnam. It is traditionally an occasion for family reunion, and most people will try to return to the home village for the celebration.
2019 marks the last one of the circle, which is The Pig. Therefore, 2020 is the year of the Rat. The mouse is the animal head of the twelve animals, symbolizing witty, creative, and curious personality traits.
Holidays for Tet 2020 will start from Thursday, January 23, 2020 (or the 29th day of the last lunar month of the Year of the Pig) to the end of Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (or the fifth day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Rat)./.