New Year in Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) as it’s officially known, is an absolute blast. We’ve joined the city’s new year celebrations twice. We loved it so much we went back and did it all over again a few years later.
For our first New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012 we weren’t sure what to expect. We knew that the lunar New Year, Tet, is widely celebrated towards the end of January. But about the Western New Year? Would this be a non-event? We weren’t disappointed; Vietnam most definitely sees in the Gregorian New Year. In Ho Chi Minh City they celebrate New Year in spectacular style.
We loved every minute of Saigon’s sparkling New Year celebrations.