February 4-10: Party, State leaders celebrate Lunar New Year with people nationwide

Tuesday, 2019-02-12 16:10:56
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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong welcomes Lunar New Year with Hanoians
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that made headlines over the past week.

Party, State leaders visit localities, agencies and enterprises

Party and State leaders paid visits to various central and local agencies as well as groups and enterprises around the country on the occasion of the recent Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

The leaders extended their New Year greetings to the people, officials and employees, hoping that localities, agencies and enterprises would uphold the tradition to gain more great achievements in 2019.

Tet tree-planting festival launched nationwide

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong launches the New Year Tree Planting Festival in Viet Cuong commune, Yen Bai province. (Photo: yenbai.gov.vn)

The 2019 Tet tree-planting festival, themed “Forever grateful to Uncle Ho”, was launched across the country with many practical activities.

The festival has become an annual Vietnamese custom each Lunar New Year.

Thousands visit President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum during Tet

More than 47,000 domestic and international arrivals paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from Feburary 2-10.

Also, the Kim Lien relic site in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province – the homeland of President Ho Chi Minh – welcomed 1,780 delegations and roughly 139,260 tourist arrivals

Vietnamese midfielder wins “Best Goal” award at 2019 Asian Cup

Quang Hai's superb freekick into the Yemeni net

Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai wion the “Best Goal” award at the recent 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The three-day poll on the AFC’s website concluded on February 6, seeing the victory going to Quang Hai for his superb left-footed free-kick into the Yemeni net in the Group D match day three.

Localities welcome first foreign visitors of Lunar New Year

Many cities and provinces around the country held ceremonies to welcome first foreign visitors on the first day of Lunar New Year 2019 (The Year of Pig).

The guests arrived in the localities by various means of transport, including air, train, ships and vehicles.

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