City dwellers flocked to gold stores to buy the precious metal on the occasion of the Day of the God of Wealth (the tenth day of the lunar New Year) with the hope for luck and prosperity in the New Year, causing the price to highly jump on February 13.
The Department of Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced that the city welcomed nearly 100,000 international travellers out of 221,000 visitors arriving in the city in Tet holiday (the Lunar New Year), a year-on-year increase of 15 percent.
Before the Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival wrapped up, staff and cadres at HCMC Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR) had returned to work with the high determination of solving identified difficulties, completing 80 percent of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line project by the end of this year and preparing for implementing many new metro projects.
Farmers in the central province of Quang Ngai were so delighted as traders offered high price for vegetables to sell in the first market-day on February 8 ( the fourth day of January according to the lunar calendar )
A ceremony welcoming first visitors of the year was held at Da Nang Airport on the first day of the first lunar month (falling on February 5) by the Department of Tourism of the central coastal city of Da Nang.
Enjoying airy space and native specialties, witnessing coconut candy production phases and experiencing adventure games all bring visitors pleasure in Phung (Phoenix) Islet, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre where is well-known for coconut and coconut products.
Leaders of the National Assembly, the Government and HCMC have cut the ribbon to open Nguyen Hue flower street and the book street in Nguyen Hue-Mac Thi Buoi street to ring Tet holiday (the Lunar New Year festival) in the city's District 1.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, a meeting welcoming the Lunar New Year 2019 between overseas Vietnamese is expected to take place in the evening of January 24 (falling on December 19th on the lunar calendar).