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In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

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January 01, 2021 | 10:18

Thousands of people flocked to the downtowns of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, etc to enjoy outdoor art performances and fireworks to welcome the New Year 2021.

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Ho Chi Minh City

Fireworks in Landmark 81 and Thu Thiem Tunnel area. Video by Gia Minh/ VNExpress

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

Fireworks are set off in Landmark 81. Photo: VNExpress

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Residents relish the colorful firework show. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Fireworks light up the Saigon sky. High-altitude fireworks are let off at the Thu Thiem Tunnel area and the Landmark Tower 81; meanwhile low-altitude firework at the Dam Sen Cultural Park and the Saigon Hi-Tech Park, according to VNExpress. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
A young couple takes photos amidst the glorious firework background. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

People use their smartphones to capture fireworks. Photo: VNExpress

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Earlier, Nguyen Hue walking street is packed with thousands of people watching outdoor concerts and waiting for fireworks. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
A bustling vibe overwhelms Nguyen Hue walking street. Photo: VNExpress
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Foreigners eagerly take photos. Photo: VNExpress
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1Dozens of cruise boats anchor on the Saigon River waiting to see the firework display. Photo: VNExpress

Ha Noi

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Fireworks go off in Hoan Kiem Lake. This is the first time that the capital city set off fireworks for New Year since 2016, when the government asked localities to spend that money helping the poor. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

Fireworks are viewed in My Dinh National Stadium. This year, the high-altitude fireworks last for 15 minutes in three areas of the Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem District), the Thong Nhat Park (Dong Da District), and the My Dinh Stadium (Nam Tu Liem District).

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Hanoi walking street is jam-packed with people checking-in and listening to live music. The countdown party features many famous singers. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
The chilly weather cannot prevent thousands of people from swarming to the streets to welcome the New Year. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
August Revolution Square has almost no empty spaces. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
The crowd dances and cheers in live music. Photo: VNExpress

Da Nang

Dragon Bridge, Asian Park, and September 2nd Square are among the most crowded places on New Year’s Eve in the central city of Da Nang.

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Flashlights create a sparkling scene at the September 2nd Square. Photo: VNExpress
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
“2020 was a year of turmoil in Da Nang, with two outbreaks of Covid-19 and natural disasters. I hope that the New Year will bring peace for everyone and the pandemic will be soon over", Ho Van, 29, a Quang Tri resident and is currently working in Da Nang, was quoted by VNExpress as saying.

Hue

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
In the central town of Hue, people celebrate New Year 2021 in rainy weather. Photo: VNExpress.
In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
The countdown party attracts a large number of young people. Photo: VNExpress

Vung Tau

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

Art performance to welcome New Year in the southern beach town of Vung Tau. Photo: VNExpress

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

People wearing face masks enjoy art performances. Photo: VNExpress

Quang Ninh

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming

Residents in Ha Long City joyfully welcome the New Year 2021 at October 30 Square in Hong Hai Ward.

Photo: Quang Ninh Newspaper

In photos and video: Thousands of Vietnamese swarming to streets for New Year 2021 welcoming
Ha Long sky is lit up with gorgeous firework displays. Photo: Quang Ninh Newspaper.
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