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Nation celebrates New Year

Update: January, 28/2017 - 00:40
Viet Nam News

People nation-wide enjoyed spectacular art and music performances to celebrate the most sacred moment of the Year of the Rooster 2017. Although there was no fireworks due to a Political Bureau’s directive which is aimed to save money for supporting the poor and underpriviledged people, cities’ centres are crowded with people attending various joyful outdoor activities. Vietnam News Agency and Việt Nam News photographers captured  images of the moment:

A countdown to the New Year 2017 - the Year of the Rooster at Hanoi Opera House. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
An art performance to celebrate the New Year in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Chuong Dai


A female artist dances with a paper fan at a celebration in Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong
An art performance is held in Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province to celebrate the Year of the Rooster 2017. - VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Tu
People of all ages celebrate the lunar New Year at the Tran Hung Dao flower street in central Da Nang City. - VNS Photo Quoc Viet
A group of female artists take the stage during a singing and dancing performance to welcome the lunar New Year in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. - VNA/VNS Photo Huynh The Anh
Young people in Hanoi take the chance to make a profit by selling heart-shaped New Year balloons. - VNS Photo
A little boy in Vietnamese traditional costume for male poses for a photo by Hoan Kiem Lake in Ha Noi. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Two Hanoians do a selfie with the slogan Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year) in the background. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
The centre of Ha Noi welcomes The Year of the Rooster 2017. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Little kids also stay awake all night to welcome the lunar New Year with their parents. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Thousands of people flood to an outdoor stage in front of the Ha Noi Opera House to watch a performance of dance and music. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Foreigners join Vietnamese for a free dance by Hoan Kiem Lake in Ha Noi. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Foreign visitors sit by the side of Hoan Kiem Lake in Ha Noi to feel the sacred moment of the Year of The Rooster. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Electric kid cars for rent are available throughout the night to serve little customers in Ha Noi. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh
Street audience for an art performance in front of the Trang Tien Plaza shopping centre in Ha Noi. - VNS Photo Viet Hanh
One of the workers from the Urban Environment Company in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue works through the night to make sure the city is clear of rubbish on the very first day of the New Year. - VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Viet



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