No fireworks were organized for the New Year and the Lunar New Year in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam in general in 2017 as fund were used to support poor people in Vietnam.
This year Ho Chi Minh City President Nguyen Thanh Phong has given Saigontourist the green light to hold pyrotechnic shows to celebrate the Gregorian New Year and the Lunar New year. On New Year’s Eve, the fireworks will illuminate Dam Sen Park on Hoa Binh Street, District 11 and The New Year’s countdown will take place in Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on the evening of December 31 with a three-dimensional mapping show illuminating the Town Hall building at the end of the street. Since last Wednesday, festive lights have illuminated the streets of Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the city center, Truong Son, Nam Khoi Nghia, Ham Nghi, Dong Khoi, The Duan, Pham Ngoc Thach, Ton Duc Thang, Vo Van Kiet, Ben Van Don, Nguyen Hue, Cach Mang Thang Tam, Hai Ba Trung, Pastor, and Pham Ngu Lao, as well as the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, The Ho Chi Minh City Museum, the headquarters of District 1 Administration, Central Post Office and Ho Chi Minh Monument on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, will also be illuminated during the holiday season.The annual illumination will remain until January 20, 2018. For Tet, Another firework will take place at the same place on the night of February 15, 2018, to inaugurate the Lunar New Year.