Firework displays welcome the Year of the Goat

Thousands of people gathered across Vietnam to watch the fireworks that were lit to herald the start of the Year of the Goat.

Some 100,000 residents and visitors lined the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi for the lunar new year’s display in the heart of the capital city.

Huge crowds also took to the Nhat Tan and Long Bien Bridges in Hanoi to witness the firework display for celebrations.

A 15-minute firework show over the newly-built Nhat Tan Bridge at 12pm on the arrival of the Lunar New Year is one of the most spectacular sights in Vietnam.

Some more photos of the firework:

A family prepares to welcome the New Year by the Hoan Kiem Lake.



People flock to the old quarter in the capital city.
Artists perform songs in front of the Hanoi Theatre.



Fireworks display at the Hoan Kiem Lake.
The sky of Hanoi is lightened up by fireworks.

A half-hour firework show over the newly-built Nhat Tan Bridge at 12pm on the arrival of the Lunar New Year is one of the most spectacular sights in Vietnam.

A group of foreigners join the crowd to welcome the Year of the Goat in Hanoi.
Tourists enjoy the festive atmosphere in Vietnam.
Foreign visitors buy salts as a lucky symbol.
Local people buy sprig of bud to pray for a prosperous New Year.
People visit Ba Da Pagoda in the first moments of the lunar New Year.
A young calligrapher shows his skill of drawing characters as a tradition of the Lunar New Year.



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