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Hanoi to hold no fireworks displays for New Year celebration

Hanoi to hold no fireworks displays for New Year celebration

Friday, December 29, 2023, 15:02 GMT+7
Hanoi to hold no fireworks displays for New Year celebration
Hanoi will hold fireworks displays to usher in the 2024 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A representative of the administration in Hanoi has denied a rumor that the city will hold fireworks displays at five locations to welcome the new year, affirming that the capital city has no such plan.

Fireworks will light up the sky over 31 locations citywide to usher in the 2024 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday instead, the representative told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday.

Each district in the city was told to designate one location for a pyrotechnic display while authorities in Hoan Kiem District chose two.

Over the past few days, news reports claiming Hanoi’s pyrotechnic show organization plan spread on social media.

The five locations were said to be the Hanoi Post Office in Hoan Kiem District, Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District, Nguyen Hoang Ton Flower Garden in Tay Ho District, My Dinh National Stadium in Nam Tu Lien District, and Son Tay Ancient Citadel in the namesake town.

The rumor captured the public’s attention and many local residents invited relatives and friends to join them to see the fireworks.

The representative of the Hanoi People’s Committee said the city would hold a countdown event at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, adjacent to iconic Ho Guom (Sword Lake) in Hoan Kiem District, on New Year's Eve.

The pedestrian street surrounding Sword Lake will open from Friday evening this week to Monday next week to serve local residents.

Leaders of Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho Districts also rejected plans to hold fireworks shows on the New Year holiday.

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Thanh Ha - Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre News

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