In pictures: People nationwide welcome Lunar New Year

People in many provinces and cities across the country flocked to streets and entertainment centres to celebrate Lunar New Year’s Eve, entering the Year of Cat.
A fireworks display at Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi (Photo: Thanh Dat)
A fireworks display at Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi (Photo: Thanh Dat)

The area around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi bustling on Lunar New Year’s Eve

In the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, people gathered to enjoy the firework displays and enjoy art performances celebrating Lunar New Year.

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The fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake (Photo: Thanh Dat)

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The fireworks at Hoan Kiem Lake (Photo: Thanh Dat)

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People gather in front of Trang Tien Plaza on Trang Tien Street, Hanoi, on Lunar New Year’s Eve. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

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The area around Hoan Kiem Lake bustling on New Year's Eve (Photo: Thanh Dat)

Can Tho City sparkling to welcome the New Year of the Cat

To welcome the Lunar New Year, all streets of Can Tho City were brightly decorated with flags and flowers and bustled with the many exciting cultural and artistic activities.

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Can Tho streets shimmer on New Year's Eve. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

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An art performance to welcome the Lunar New Year at Luu Huu Phuoc Park, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

Citizens flock to public attractions in Da Nang City

From 7pm on the last day of the previous lunar new year, many people and tourists walked on the main streets and visit many public attractions, such as APEC Statue Park, the banks of the Han River, Helio Night Market, restaurants, and cafes, to enjoy the festive atmosphere of Lunar New Year’s Eve.

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Many people checked in with the mascot of the cat. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

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The City’s leaders visit and present gifts to units working on New Year’s Eve. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

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Families welcome New Year’s Eve. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

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People walking along the spring flower street. (Photo: Thanh Tam)

People in the border province of Lao Cai welcome Lunar New Year 2023

The art programmes and firework display in the central areas of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai attracted large numbers of people on New Year’s Eve despite the cold weather.

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Many young people celebrate New Year’s Eve at Lao Cai-Hakou Border Gate (China). (Photo: Quoc Hong)

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The colourful fireworks in the border city of Lao Cai to welcome the new year. (Photo: Quoc Hong)

People in Ho Chi Minh City flocked to the streets to welcome New Year's Eve

On the evening of January 21, large numbers of people flocked to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City to wait for the New Year's Eve moment.

In the city centre, people gather at Nguyen Hue Flower Street and the Tet book street on Le Loi Street to join entertainment activities and enjoy the artistic fireworks display.

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People flock to Ho Chi Minh City's centre. (Photo: Linh Bao - The Anh)
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Foreign tourists visit the Tet book street on New Year's Eve. (Photo: Linh Bao-The Anh)
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Nguyen Xuan Hoang's family takes a photo at an amusement park in Phu My Hung (District 7).

The Central Highland Province of Kon Tum bustled with thousands of people

Thousands of people in Kon Tum Province flocked to spring flower markets and March 16 Square to buy flowers and wait for the fireworks display to welcome the Lunar New Year.

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People in Kon Tum Province take pictures with the cat mascot at March 16 Square. (Photo: PHUC THANG)

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Artists perform at a concert highlighting Central Highlands folk instruments. (Photo: Phuc Thang)

Vibrant spring atmosphere in the Mekong River Delta of Ca Mau

People in Ca Mau Province spread to the urban areas to enjoy the art programmes as well as fireworks display celebrating the Party and the Lunar New Year.

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People flock to Dam Doi Town, Dam Doi District, Ca Mau Province, to enjoy fireworks celebrating Lunar New Year. (Photo: Huu Tung)

The U Minh Ha Forest was bustling with spring atmosphere with fireworks at 10 pm. In Ca Mau City, the fireworks display to welcome the new spring began at 10:20pm at the square of Ward 5.

People in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak eagerly welcome Lunar New Year 2023

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The 15-minute medium-range fireworks show creates a joyful and exhilarating atmosphere on New Year's Eve in Dak Lak. (Photo: Nguyen Cong Ly)

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A performance in an art programme celebrating the glorious Party and the Lunar New Year 2023. on New Year's Eve in Buon Ma Thuot City. (Photo: Nguyen Cong Ly)

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People excitedly watch the fireworks display. (Photo: Nguyen Cong Ly)

Binh Duong welcomes a joyful and warm New Year

In Binh Duong, events on the eve of the Year of the Cat 2023 took place joyfully and warmly. Hundreds of thousands of people enthusiastically flocked to Binh Duong Province’s Central Administrative Park of to participate in activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the colourful fireworks.

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Thousands of people join various programmes to welcome New Year's Eve and enjoy the fireworks. (Photo: Trinh Binh)

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