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Updated : 01/26/2014 08:56 GMT + 7
Below are some of the main stories published today, January 26, in the Vietnamese media:
- On January 25, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung offered incense at President Ho Chi Minh’s old house in the Presidential Palace complex in Hanoi, where the late leader worked and passed away. The ceremony is part of the activities on the occasion of Tet and the 84th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3).
- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently directed agencies to take care of Tet holiday for people by ensuring essential goods supply, food safety, traffic safety and paying attention on the poor, the elderly, war heroes’ families and victims of natural disasters.
- Stations in HCMC from January 25 have seen a larger number of passengers flocking to their hometowns for the Tet holiday. Saigon Railway Station has around 18 trips each day to carry passengers to northern and central provinces.
- Weather in the whole country is forecast ideal for the coming Tet holiday. The temperature is from 8 – 25 degree Celsius in the northern region, 13 – 30 degree Celsius in the central region and 18 – 30 degree Celsius in the southern region.
- Local banks have recently announced their working schedule for the Tet holiday. Accordingly, they will work through January 27 (January 27 of the Lunar New Year) and start their days off from January 28 then get back to work on January 6.
- Farmers across the country are now busy carrying fruits to HCMC markets to serve the demand of Tet holiday which is a few days away. In average, every night the Tam Binh wholesale market receives more than 5 tons of mango while Thu Duc wholesale market gets nearly 4,000 tons of fruits. The numbers are expected to be increased in the next few days.
- Nguyen Hue Flower Street, a famous annual destination for Tet holiday in HCMC is in its last steps to be finished. According to organizers, nearly 100,000 pots of flower have been used to decorate the area. The venue will be opened to the public from 7pm on January 28 through February 3.
- Stages, theaters, circus, cinemas across the country have offered many special events for the Tet holiday. Local television stations have also join the Tet celebration by broadcasting numerous spring-themed shows.