Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Created 31 October 2022
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Elaborately dressed and made-up revelers hit Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue pedestrian streets in HCMC and Ta Hien backpacker street in Hanoi to celebrate Halloween on Sunday.
Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Dang Trung, an employee of a bar on Ta Hien street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, dressed up as the Joker, a fictional villain appearing in American comics and movies.

"I idolize Joker," Trung said.

Halloween is a celebration observed in many countries on Oct. 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day as a way to remember the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the departed.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

About 800 meters away, Tri Hoang and Thao Muoi dressed up as devils on Hang Ma Street.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Children also flocked to Hang Ma Street to buy Halloween costumes based on their favorite characters.

In the photo is a child dressed as a Roman warrior in a costume that costs about VND400,000 ($16).

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Restaurants and street-side stalls along Ta Hien Street are packed on Sunday night.

Ta Hien is only about 200 meters long, connecting with Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May and Hang Bac streets and home to bars, beer stalls and restaurants, attracting tens of thousands of weekend revelers.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

In Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 was also overcrowded Sunday night.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Ly Quang Dieu (2nd, R) and his friends took six hours to do their own makeup in order to perform on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street.

Dieu said that Halloween was an opportunity for his group to show off their professional makeup skills.

Each outfit costs from a few million to tens of millions of dong.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

A person dressed up as a demon to "scare" people on the pedestrian street.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Face painters offer their services on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street with prices ranging from VND50,000 per turn.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

Ha Bui Anh Tai's son dressed up as a god of death.

Tai said during last year's Halloween his family was home because of the pandemic.

"This year the atmosphere was much more vibrant," Tai added.

Hanoi, HCMC flooded with Halloween revelers

A little girl sits on her father's shoulders in Bui Vien on Sunday.

From 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday police officers put up barriers preventing vehicles from entering the street and thousands started flocking to Bui Vien.


Source: VNE

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