HCMC to spend $90,000 on firework displays to celebrate Independence Day
Save the date: September 2 in Ho Chi Minh City for firework displays and other fun activities.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a firework plan to celebrate Vietnam’s 71st anniversary of Independence Day on September 2. People will be able to enjoy fireworks at two locations, one high-range display near the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2 and a smaller-scale performance at Dam Sen Park in District 11.
The two shows are estimated to cost around VND2 billion ($90,000), which will be covered by the private sector.
The firework celebrations will commence at 9:00 p.m. local time and will last for 15 minutes. The show will also be broadcast live on Ho Chi Minh Television.
On the day, HCMC will hold a series activities, including the “Around the City” bicycle race; a photo exhibition on Nguyen Hue and Dong Khoi streets; and a ceremony to commemorate former presidents Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang.
Vehicles will be prohibited from entering areas within a 1km radius of the shows.