Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang ready to welcome new year 2021 with assorted activities

A number of arts programmes will be held along Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, at culture houses, universities and colleges, and industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City from December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021 as part of the city’s celebrations for New Year 2021.

A sparkling firework display in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
A sparkling firework display in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

A 15-minute colourful firework display will take place at midnight December 31, 2020 in three locations in the city including the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2, the Landmark 81 skyscraper and Central Park in Binh Thanh District, and the Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11.

The municipal Department of Culture and Sports will also host a bicycle race along Mai Chi Tho street on the occasion.

Meanwhile, a festival entitled ‘Da Nang city welcomes New Year 2021’ will be staged from December 29, 2020 to January 2, 2021 by the city’s Tourism Department.

The highlights of the festival will include the opening ceremony at 7:30 pm on December 30 at Asia Park, a boat parade on the Han river on 6:00 pm on December 30-31, and a countdown from 8:00 pm on December 31 at September 2 Square.

Visitors to the city will be also be invited to join the Noodle Festival at Asia Park, which will feature more than 50 booths serving different kinds of dishes made from noodles hailing from countries worldwide.