Tet Fireworks 2015

 photo Fotor_142424606088822_zpssohofawy.jpgOn Tet Eve, we brought our family to District 1 to watch the fireworks display. All we wanted was a high perch to view the night skies unencumbered. We tried watching a couple of years ago along Ham Nghi but my youngest son fell asleep and it was such a hassle carrying him while watching the fireworks on the street.

 photo Fotor_142424760083211_zpsieal5bjj.jpgLuckily we scored a corner room at Pullman Saigon Hotel. Even without the fireworks, the room was worth it. Waking up to a view of Saigon is such a treat.

 photo Fotor_142433025037043_zpskpradasx.jpgSince Tet Eve is also Ash Wednesday, we attended the Holy Mass at the Pastoral Centre and got back to the hotel by 9 PM. Traffic was light in some areas but when you get to the city center along Ben Thanh Market, there were so much motorbikes and people on the street.

 photo Fotor_142433020996512_zpsvo6u9kxr.jpgBy 10 pm, Tran Hung Dao street from Pullman did not allow four wheels anymore. Only motorbikes were allowed into the city center. We saw some groups get down from their cabs to walk a kilometer to Ham Nghi were the fireworks can be clearly viewed.

 photo Fotor_142432974248770_zpseoxj9uuf.jpgThen starting at midnight, the sky lit up for 15 minutes to welcome the Year of the Goat or Sheep or Ram. 😛 We could actually see 2 fireworks display from our room but the nearest was of course from the Saigon River.

 photo Fotor_142432980645465_zpsawgawkao.jpgWe saw lots of sunflowers. There were hearts and smileys but I was unable to capture it on camera.

 photo Fotor_142432969722972_zpsz3hgdexk.jpgBelow are some more shots I took. Don’t expect too much!

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My eldest son loved the fireworks so much that he is now incorporating fireworks into his Minecraft.

 photo Fotor_142428021157351_zps9x1hjual.jpgWelcome 2015! Be nice!

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1 Response to Tet Fireworks 2015

  1. L'Atelier says:

    I wasn’t there for the firework show, so thanks for the photos !

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