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2021 Earth Hour marked by various activities in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, March 28, 2021, 11:26 GMT+7
2021 Earth Hour marked by various activities in Ho Chi Minh City
Young people light up candles to mark the 2021 Earth Hour at Hoan Cau Hotel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Kieu Trinh / Tuoi Tre

The 2021 Earth Hour was marked by multiple activities at three locations in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening.

The program was organized by the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation and other units, at the Youth Culture House and Hoan Cau Hotel in District 1, and AEON Mall in Binh Tan District.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, many areas and buildings in the metropolis turned off their lights for one hour from 8:30 pm.

A switch-off button is prepared to begin the 2021 Earth Hour at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A switch-off button is prepared to begin the 2021 Earth Hour at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

At Hoan Cau Hotel, many young people lit up candles to form a 60+ logo as an activity to celebrate the Earth Hour.

Students of the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City also participated in the event by turning off all lights inside their rooms at their dormitory in Thu Duc City.

At the Youth Culture House and AEON Mall in Binh Tan, various activities were organized to mark the 2021 Earth Hour as well as raise awareness of environmental protection, such as green living challenges and cycling to generate electricity.

Buildings in downtown Ho Chi Minh City turn off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Buildings in downtown Ho Chi Minh City turn off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

“Thanks to this program, I understand that I need to save more energy in my daily life," said Thanh Dao, a 25-year-old resident in Binh Thanh District.

"It not only brings personal benefits, but also contributes to the protection of our planet.”

Hoang Lan, 37, manager of a café in District 1, said the venue had been taking part in the Earth Hour for four consecutive years.

“Many customers were surprised when we switched off all the lights, but they quickly enjoyed it when we replaced the lights with candles,” Lan stated.

A hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City turns off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City turns off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Students of the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City participate in the 2021 Earth Hour at their dormitory in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Students of the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City participate in the 2021 Earth Hour at their dormitory in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Young people turn on their smartphone flashlights to during a performance at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Young people turn on their smartphone flashlights to during a performance at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Young people turn on their smartphone flashlights to during a performance at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Young people turn on their smartphone flashlights during a performance at the Youth Culture House in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Buildings near Nguyen Hue Walking Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City turn off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Buildings near Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City turn off lights to mark the 2021 Earth Hour, March 27, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

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