Hanoians welcome New Year

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Hanoi people salute the new spring and a new year full of hope for peace and happiness. Many interesting art programmes were held on the evening of January 27 (the last day of the Year of the Monkey) to stir excitement for city dwellers to enter 2017, the Year of the Rooster.

People buy flowers in Hang Luoc Street.
People buy flowers in Hang Luoc Street.
Adults and children in new outfits.
Adults and children in new outfits.
Each family prepares an altar.
Each family prepares an altar.
People flocked to the city centre.
People flocked to the city centre.
Chilly weather on New Year's Eve.
Chilly weather on New Year’s Eve.
The nearer the New Year drew, the more crowded streets became.
The nearer the New Year drew, the more crowded streets became.
Joy on New Year’s Eve.
Joy on New Year’s Eve.
The Year of the Rooster brings joy and happiness to everyone.
The Year of the Rooster brings joy and happiness to everyone.

Source by NDO