Jubilant celebrations were held in countries around the globe with throngs of revellers welcoming the New Year across the planet’s different time zones as they bid 2017 adieu and rang in 2018.
Fireworks display in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo:
The Sydney Opera House in Australia. (Photo: Reuters)
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. (Photo: Reuters)
Dancing in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: AFP)
A parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo: Reuters)
The dance of the Kota people. (Photo: PTI)
A large dog-shaped lantern in China. (Photo: Reuters)
In Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Reuters)
A ceremony to kick off the Cua Ong Temple Festival and welcome the certificate of the national special intangible cultural heritage status bestowed the event took place in Quang Ninh on March 18.
March, when the trees change leaves, is one of the most blossoming months of the year in Hanoi. Walking along the city streets, visitors will be surprised to realise that Hanoi has all four seasons with every colour of flowers and plants.
At 1,050 m above the sea level, Moc Chau in the northern mountainous province of Son La appeals to visitors with its pristine beauty with peach and apricot blossoms in spring.
In the soft spring drizzle on the first days of the lunar month, local amateur and professional Quan Ho (love duet) singers flocked to Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province to celebrate the annual Lim festival.
The festive season in Vietnam has begun with many traditional festivals open on the first days of the Lunar New Year, including Huong Pagoda Festival, Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival, and Giong Festival.
Traditional rituals during Tet (Lunar New Year), along with a range of art performances and folk games, were re-enacted at Hanoi-based Thang Long Royal Citadel on February 7.