Vietnam rings in Year of the Pig with fire and glitter

By Staff reporters   February 4, 2019 | 11:24 pm GMT+7

Huge crowds gather in downtown streets in major cities to wait for stunning fireworks and ring in the New Year.

Hanoi

Vietnam rings in Year of the Pig with fire and glitter

Fireworks go off over the Sword Lake in Hanoi. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

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All eyes are in the sky as this huge crowd gathers on a street in Hanoi for the firework show. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

Vietnam streets overflow as clock ticks down to new year

In Hanoi, Party chief and President Nguyen Phu Trong gives lucky money envelopes to sanitation workers and wishes them a happy new year. Photo by Giang Huy

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The area near the central Sword Lake is lit up with eye-catching Tet decorations. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

Ho Chi Minh City

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Fireworks go off over Vietnam's tallest building, Landmark 81, in Saigon. Photo by Quoc Anh

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Some people try to be as close to the sparkling fireworks as possible. Photo by Thanh Nguyen

Vietnam streets overflow as clock ticks down to New Years Eve

Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the city downtown is packed with visitors waiting to watch fireworks parties minutes before the clock ticks new year.

Da Nang

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A man captures fireworks over the Han River in Da Nang in central Vietnam. Photo by Nguyen Dong

Dong Nai

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A man in Dong Nai Province, which neighbors HCMC, burns votive paper offerings to say goodbye to the old year, after cleaning up his altar.

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People burn incense sticks to pray at a pagoda in Dong Nai before the clock ticks midnight. Photo by Quynh Tran

Hue

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1,000 fireworks go off as the clock tick midnight in Hue in central Vietnam. Photo by Vo Thanh

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A woman in Hue in central Vietnam arrange traditional food offerings on the table. Near midnight, many families started preparing for New Year’s Eve offerings, ready to bid farewell to the Year of the Dog and welcome the Year of the Pig. Photo by Vo Thanh

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A family in Hue set up their altar with fresh flowers and traditional fruits before New Year's Eve. 

Quang Ngai

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People gather at Pham Van Dong Square in the central province of Quang Ngai, waiting for the countdown party. Photo by Pham Linh

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A family of three takes a photo shoot as they flocked to the street for New Year's Eve celebration. Photo by Pham Linh

Son La

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In the northern mountainous province of Son La, border guards dance around a bonfire to welcome the new year. Photo by Gia Chinh

 
 
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