Hoi An welcomes New Year 2015 and the 1.7 millionth visitor

By NGUYEN KHOI |

(QNO) - On December 31st evening, Hoi An World Cultural Heritage jubilantly welcomed New Year 2015 with many interesting cultural and art performances. Despite the rain many foreign and domestic visitors still welcomed New Year’s Eve 2015 in Hoi An old town.

Phó Chủ tịch UBND tỉnh Nguyễn Chín tặng hoa, chúc mừng vị khách thứ 1,7 triệu đến Quảng Nam ngay dịp năm mới 2015. Ảnh: NGUYÊN KHÔI
Mr Nguyen Chin  is giving flowers and a gift to the 1.7 millionth visitors to Quang Nam (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)

Lanterns lighted every street in Hoi An. Hoi An food festival was held in Nguyen Phuc Chu street. Besides, on the stage in An Hoi statue Garden, oversea bands performed many exciting songs. The FlashMob dance by the youth of Hoi An  also attracted many audiences.

Đoàn du khách đến từ Đức do Công ty lữ hành Saigon Tourist đón vinh dự là đoàn khách có vị khách thứ 1,7 triệu đến Quảng Nam. Ảnh: NGUYÊN KHÔI
The German visitor group welcomed by Saigon Tourist Company has the 1.7 millionth visitor (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)

Particularly, the program of both Hoi An’s and foreign cultural performances was on the outdoor stage in An Hoi statue Garden to welcome  New Year 2015 until the moment of New Year’s Eve. When the clock struck 0:00, Hoi An old town was brilliant with firework performance, applauding and cheering in the sound of the Happy New Year song.

Hàng ngàn du khách trong và ngoài nước đón giao thừa tại Hội An đêm 31.12.2014

Thousands of foreign and domestic visitors on New Year’s Eve 2015 in Hoi An (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)

Mr. Truong Van Bay, the Deputy Chairman of Hoi An City People’s Committee said that Solar New Year festival has become popular not only to Western visitors but also to Hoi An local people for the past years. So New Year’s Eve in Hoi An is always attractive to visitors by many interesting cultural programs.

Những vị khách nước ngoài lưu lại những khoảng khắc đón Giao thừa tại Hội An
The foreigners take pictures of the unforgettable New Year’s Eve moment (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)

* At 21:00 (of) on Dec. 31st, the 1.7 millionth visitor to Quang Nam was also welcomed on the stage of An Hoi statue Garden. Mr. Nguyen Chin, the Deputy Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee gave gifts to 3 German tourists. They are the 1,699,999th, the 1,700,000th and 1,700,001st visitors.

Sông Hoài đón lượng lớn du khách và người dân địa phương vui chơi đêm Giao thừa.
Many visitors and local people welcomed New Year’s Eve along Hoai River (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)
Giờ phút không thể quên của một cặp đôi người Đức lần đầu tiên đón Giao thừa ở Hội An.
A German couple first welcomed New Year’s Eve in Hoi An (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)
Sôi động những vũ điệu đường phố tại Hội An.
The exciting street dance in Hoi An old town (Photo: Nguyen Khoi)

By NGUYEN KHOI