HANOI, Feb 4, 2019, VN Express. Hanoi will set off firecrackers at 30 venues this year to welcome Tet, the Year of the Pig, reported the VN Express.
The city’s culture department has announced that six of the venues will shoot 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 24 other venues are: 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, Nhan Chinh Lake in Thanh Xuan District, Pheo Lake in Bac Tu Liem District, an urban area in Gia Lam District’s Trau Quy Town, Me Linh District People’s Committee, Ba Vi District’s Quang Oai Stadium, and Thanh Tri District’s sports and culture center.
Each fireworks display will last 15 minutes starting as the clock hits midnight February 5, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
Authorities have also announced that Hanoi’s walking streets near the Sword Lake and the Old Quarter will be open to vehicles from February 1 to February 10 to ease Tet traffic congestion.
Tet is Vietnam’s most important and biggest holiday. This year, people will enjoy nine days off to celebrate the festival, from February 2-10.
Down south, the nation’s biggest city, Ho Chi Minh City, will have eight firework-shooting venues, including one on Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Vietnam’s tallest building.
Vietnam has a long standing tradition of letting of fireworks on major national celebrations including Reunification Day on April 30 and Independence Day on September 2.