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People throng downtown Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy colorful pyrotechnic show

People throng downtown Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy colorful pyrotechnic show

Wednesday, May 01, 2024, 12:20 GMT+7
People throng downtown Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy colorful pyrotechnic show
Two young people, named Thanh Truc and Xuong Tuan, take a wefie during a fireworks show in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Throngs of people dashed to downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday evening to watch a high-altitude fireworks display over the Saigon River Tunnel, celebrating Vietnam’s Reunification Day (April 30).

Aside from the downtown area, the city hosted low-altitude pyrotechnic shows at four other locations between 9:00 pm and 9:15 pm the same day.

Yen Nhi, aged 23, said that she opted to remain in the southern hub during the five-day public holiday lasting from Saturday last week to Wednesday in celebration of Vietnam’s Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

Nhi and her boyfriend came to Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 at 6:00 pm to choose a perfect spot to watch fireworks.

She added that she had seen fireworks multiple times in her hometown, but this was her first time to view a pyrotechnic show in the city.

Lots of other people also flocked to the streets surrounding the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone early to find the best viewing spots for the dazzling fireworks.

Other downtown streets such as Ton Duc Thang, Ham Nghi, Le Loi in District 1 and Nguyen Tat Thanh and Ben Van Don in neighboring District 4 were also crowded with firework spectators.

Below are photos of people congregating in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday evening to enjoy a luminous fireworks show:

A photo exhibition was set up along Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City to entertain the firework spectators. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A photo exhibition was set up along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City to entertain the firework spectators, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Hiep and Khanh Ly, residing in Dak Lak Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy the public holiday to commemorate Vietnam’s Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day (May 1). In this photo, the duo take a selfie prior to a firework show. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Hiep and Khanh Ly, from Dak Lak Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy the public holiday to commemorate Vietnam’s Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day (May 1). In this image, the duo take a wefie prior to a fireworks show, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Two Russian visitors are seen strolling along Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City where crowds of people gather to watch a firework show. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Two Russian visitors are seen strolling along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City where crowds of people gathered to watch a fireworks show, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Local residents pack Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City to wait for a firework display. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Local residents pack Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City to wait for a fireworks display, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles were banned from entering several streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on April 30, 2024 to ensure traffic safety before, during, and after the pyrotechnic show. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles were banned from entering several streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on April 30, 2024 to ensure traffic safety before, during, and after the pyrotechnic show. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A traffic police officer is seen directing the traffic flow to serve the display of fireworks in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A traffic police officer is seen directing the traffic flow to serve the display of fireworks in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the firework show, the southern Vietnamese city wows spectators with a drone light show. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the fireworks display, the southern Vietnamese city wowed spectators with a drone light show. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the firework show, the southern Vietnamese city wows spectators with a drone light show. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the fireworks display, the southern Vietnamese city wowed spectators with a drone light show. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks spectators crowd an area near the Khanh Hoi Bridge in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Firework spectators crowd an area near the Khanh Hoi Bridge in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Several men take photos of a drone light show, Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Several men take photos of a drone light show in Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A boy sits on his father’s shoulder to have better firework viewing experience. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

A boy sits on his father’s shoulder to have a better firework viewing experience. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Karen and her boyfriend, both hailing from Canada, enjoy a pyrotechnic show in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Karen and her boyfriend, both hailing from Canada, enjoy a pyrotechnic show in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Thanh Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Fireworks light up the sky over Ho Chi Minh City, April 30, 2024. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of fireworks dazzling the Ho Chi Minh City sky, April 30, 2024. Photo: Ha Vien Phuong

A bird’s-eye view of fireworks lighting up the Ho Chi Minh City sky, April 30, 2024. Photo: Ha Vien Phuong

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