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Hanoi rings in 2019 with New Year’s festivities

The capital city of Hanoi is welcoming New Year’s Eve 2019 with a wide range of art shows.

As the clock ticks down the last hours of 2018, a dazzling New Year countdown party will be held at the Ly Thai To Statue Square near Hoan Kiem Lake by the municipal People’s Committee and Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group.

The programme is scheduled from 22:00 on December 31 to 0:15 on January 1 and will be broadcast live on VTV1. Famous artists and members of the national football team will be present at the party.

A rock festival will take place before the countdown party.

Meanwhile, various art performances will be put together across the city in public places on December 31 such as Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square, August Revolution Square, My Dinh Statidum, Hang Day Stadium and Thong Nhat Park. The events will feature renowned artists who are adored by fans all over the country like Maius Phiharmonic Orchestra, singers Minh Hang Tuan Hung, Noo Phuoc Thinh, among others.

From December 28-30, trumpet bands will exchange and deliver performances at the Octagon House near Hoan Kiem Lake.