Update news holiday
The central city had 210,000 tourists on two days – the country's reunification day on April 30 and May Day, the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said.
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People's Committee has approved a firework show for the upcoming holidays – the country’s unification (April 30) and May Day.
VietNamNet Bridge – Business owners have expressed their worry that the long 9-day Tet holiday would upset their production plans.
After the incident at the firework warehouse of Z121 Factory that killed at least 24 people and injured nearly 100 others, the Ministry of Public Security says that the proposal of allowing sales and use of non-sound fireworks has been halted.
Decorating Le Duan Road with an art light system, a traditional boat race on the canal of Tau Hu - Ben Nghe and a marathon competition on Hoang Sa - Truong Sa roads are among a series of activities to celebrate HCM City’s Liberation Day (April 30).
The 2013 New Year holiday would last four days. However, travel firms say most clients book short term 2-3 day tours.