Popular Vietnam destinations plan pyrotechnic Reunification Day celebrations

By Minh Cuong, Nguyen Hai, Hoang Tao   April 21, 2021 | 05:56 pm PT
Popular Vietnam destinations plan pyrotechnic Reunification Day celebrations
Fireworks light up the sky of Viet Tri Town in Phu Tho Province on April 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Tat Dinh.
Several tourist attractions across Vietnam will set off fireworks on the night of April 30 to celebrate the nation’s Reunification Day.

Authorities in central Khanh Hoa Province, home to beach town Nha Trang, will organize two low-altitude firework displays at the April 2 Square and Hon Tre Island in Nha Trang Bay to mark the 46th National Reunification Day (April 30) and the International Labor Day (May 1).

Quang Ninh Province, famous for Ha Long Bay, is scheduled to set off low-altitude firework displays for 15 minutes at three venues in Cam Pha, Ha Long and Dong Trieu.

The northern province was one of Covid-19 hotspots in the country's latest outbreak that started in late January, prompting authorities to impose lockdown measures and close all tourist destinations. With the outbreak under control, Quang Ninh will also organize several cultural events and art shows to boost tourism during the national holidays.

Nghe An Province, home to Cua Lo Beach and the UNESCO-recognized Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve, is to have a 15-minute firework display, besides street festivals and tourism and cultural events.

A low-altitude firework display will also be organized in Quang Tri Province's Gio Linh District.

While the mentioned-above provinces received the government's approval for the displays, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest metropolises, are still pending its decision.

On Tuesday night, thousands flocked to the Van Lang Lake in Viet Tri Town, Phu Tho Province to watch a high-altitude fireworks display that commemorated the death anniversary of Hung Kings, the nation's mythical founders.

Vietnam will celebrate a four-day national holiday April 30-May 3.

Since the latest outbreak detected in late January, the country has gone about one month without community transmissions.

Letting off fireworks to mark major national celebrations like the Lunar New Year holiday, Reunification Day, and Independence Day (September 2) has for long been a tradition in Vietnam.

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