Book Street 2023 of HCMC on Le Loi Street themed ‘HCMC – Happy and Prosperous Spring Festival’ officially closed yesterday, earning a revenue of over VND6 billion (US$255,900) from more than 41,000 books sold.
People rushed to go shopping for the Tet holiday at supermarkets and commercial centers in HCMC on the afternoon of January 19 (the 28th day of the last month in the lunar calendar). They had to wait for a long time at the checkout counters.
A delegation of leaders of the Party Committee, People’s Council, People's Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of HCMC paid a visit to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and martyrs at HCMC Martyrs' Cemetery on Tet holidays on January 18.
The HCMC’s annual Tet Festival 2023 honoring Vietnamese cultural identities on Tet holidays and introducing beautiful images of a peaceful spring in the southern metropolis to visitors opened at the municipal Youth's Cultural House on January 5.
The HCMC’s annual Tet Festival 2023 will take place at the municipal Youth's Cultural House from January 5-26 (on the 14th day of the last month – the 5th day of the first month of the lunar calendar).
In the week before Tet, the volume of goods transported to Binh Dien market in Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 is expected to increase by an average of 20 percent to 35 percent compared to normal days.
The Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (Saratrans) sold around 10,247 tickets within two hours after it started selling tickets for the upcoming Tet (lunar New Year) holiday at 8 am on October 25, and earned over VND16 billion (US$643 million) from ticket sales.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been basically brought under control while provinces and cities have gradually lifted the temporary travel restriction. Hence, localities are preparing to resume tourism, especially during the lunar New Year.