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Vietnam to hold first-ever fireworks show on Ly Son Island

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 09:30 GMT+7

A fireworks display will be held for the first time on the central Vietnamese island of Ly Son on the upcoming Lunar New Year’s Eve to celebrate Tet, Vietnam’s biggest holiday, local authorities have said.

Nguyen Thanh, chairman of Ly Son District, confirmed on Wednesday that residents on the island, off the central province of Quang Ngai, will be treated to fireworks display.

The event, to be funded by private sources, is expected to last 15 minutes, promising to give magnificent experience to both islanders and tourists, Thanh said.

The firework display will be held near the memorial house to formidable Hoang Sa troops, who were entrusted by the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) – the country's last monarchy rule – with securing Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and conducting fishing activities in the surrounding waters.

The Lunar New Year’s Eve is on February 7.

Besides Ly Son, Quang Ngai will also hold the fireworks displays in Binh Son District and the provincial capital Quang Ngai City.

During the Lunar New Year celebration in Vietnam, which is due on February 8, combining with the meaning of reunion and recreation, plethora of festive occasions and grandeur ceremonies honoring the atmosphere of springtime are customarily held ongoing surrounding that date.

About 30km off central Quang Ngai Province, Ly Son has emerged as a new destination and has charmed its way to any travelers with its landscape of splendor formed by primordial volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

The outpost island also has its fame not only for the profound historical background but also for the local specialty, garlic, which has it referred as a “kingdom of garlic.”

So far, financial government support has been granted for the island to develop its infrastructure as well as enhance tourism’s quality.

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