JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ho Chi Minh City to organize virtual countdown event on New Year's Eve

Ho Chi Minh City to organize virtual countdown event on New Year's Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021, 14:34 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to organize virtual countdown event on New Year's Eve
Youngsters gather for photos on Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on New Year's Eve last year. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City's annual New Year's Eve countdown program will go virtual in a broadcast from Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 on Friday night, said Duong Anh Duc, vice-chairman of the municipal People's Committee.

The New Year welcoming event will take place on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, not Le Duan Street as previously announced, from 22:00 on Friday to 00:10 on Saturday.

Audiences across Vietnam can join the virtual countdown on television, radio, and online instead of flocking to the physical location, according to the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.

Local traffic police will be tasked with controlling the flow of vehicles and banning parking around Nguyen Hue and in nearby areas during the event.

Local authorities had earlier planned to invite 1,000 participants to the event, which was later called off due to the high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Ho Chi Minh City is also known for its annual fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve, but authorities chose to cancel the pyrotechnic show this year in order to minimize crowding and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Nhu Nguyet / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news