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Watch New Year fireworks from up close with video

January 01, 2021 | 10:27

In Hanoi, HCMC and other localities, citizens swarmed to downtown locations in great numbers to enjoy outdoor concerts and the pinnacle firework displays to ring in the New Year.

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Hanoi

In Hanoi, there was be 15 minutes of high-altitude fireworks starting at midnight at Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Thong Nhat Park in Dong Da District, and My Dinh Stadium in Nam Tu Liem District. The capital has not set off fireworks on New Year since 2016 after the government called on province and city administrations to use that money to help poor people instead.

Countdown events and artperformances also took place in downtown Hanoi, with the two biggest being staged at August Revolution Square and in front of Hanoi Opera House on Thursday night. At Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square by the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, a light show and art performances were held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Fireworks set off in Hanoi past midnight. (Photo: VnExpress)
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Fireworks seen over the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. (Photo: VnExpress)
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This is the first time 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)

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city, rang in the New Year with fireworks and music concerts.

The 15-minute fireworks displays began at midnight at the Landmark Tower 81, the country's tallest building in Binh Thanh District; Thu Thiem Tunnel that links Districts 1 and 2; Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11, and Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9. Nguyen Hue Street in the downtown area is being closed off for a countdown event.

A selection of rooftop restaurants in HCMC is the vantage point from which to welcome the New Year, sipping some bubbly, and watching awesome fireworks. Several rooftop restaurants offered special packages to help residents watch the fireworks from vantage points, said VN Express.

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Fireworks explode in the Saigon sky. (Photo: VnExpress)
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Several rooftop restaurants offered special packages to help residents watch the fireworks from vantage points (Photo: Dan Tri)
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A firework site in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
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The 15-minute fireworks displays began at midnight at the Landmark Tower 81, the country's tallest building in Binh Thanh District; Thu Thiem Tunnel that links Districts 1 and 2; Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11, and Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
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Saigon's Nguyen Hue walking street overflows with people sitting and standing patiently to watch the fireworks. (Photo: VN Express)
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The crowd dances to a concert on Nguyen Hue. (Photo: VnExpress)

Ha Long, Quang Ninh

From 19:30 pm on December 31, 2020, at 30/10 Square, Hong Hai Ward, Ha Long City (Quang Ninh), activities were held to welcome 2021, including a firework display that started from 0:00 January 1, 2021. The display lasted for 10 minutes. Besides, there were a variety of art performances from singers, dancers, art clubs in the city, according to Bao Quang Ninh.

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Phones are out to capture fireworks at the October 30th Square in Ha Long Town, northern Quang Ninh Province. (Photo: VnExpress)

Hue

A countdown event was held at 9 p.m. Thursday in Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to the former imperial capital Hue.

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In the central town of Hue, umbrellas are out in full force as people brave the rainy weather to celebrate New Year’s Eve and the advent of 2021. (Photo: VnExpress)
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