Hanoi ushers in Lunar New Year with stunning midnight fireworks

By Ngoc Thanh, Giang Huy   February 5, 2019 | 08:45 am GMT+7

Fireworks were set off in 30 locations in Hanoi to give the Year of the Pig a dazzling welcome.

Hanoi ushers in Lunar New Year with stunning midnight fireworks

At the stroke of midnight the sky lit up with light, colors and noise.

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Venues like Hoan Kiem Lake and Lac Long Quan Flower Garden set off 500 fireworks.

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The displays lasted 15 minutes.

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Hoan Kiem Lake has always been one of the main areas for festive fireworks displays.

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There were six places from where high-altitude fireworks were set off, while at 24 other places all over the city firecrackers were lit.

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At latter venues like Ngoc Khanh Lake in Ba Dinh District and Den Lu Lake in Hoang Mai District 120 fireworks were set off.

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Hanoi’s walking-only streets near Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter will be open to vehicles from February 1 to February 10 to ease Tet traffic congestion.

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Firework display at Lac Long Quan Flower Garden.

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Millions of people came out on the streets to see the fireworks in Hanoi.

 
 
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