Flag of Vietnam

Vietnam forum

Hanoi entertainment shutdown this weekend

  • travellings-
    arah

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
    23rd March, 2010
    Location Vietnam
    Posts: 661
    Total reviews: 11
    Places visited:
    At least 87

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    As you may know, revered General Vo Nguyen Giap died last week, aged 102. Due to the three days of national mourning in his memory, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, all entertainment events will be cancelled. This is mandatory and includes the CAMA festival and Piknic Electronik. I am trying to find out whether bars will be closed as well and will update as soon as I can. Could be a quiet weekend in Hanoi! I'm not sure of the status elsewhere in Vietnam.

    #1 Posted: 7/10/2013 - 22:50

  • Advertisement

  • travellings-
    arah

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
    23rd March, 2010
    Location Vietnam
    Posts: 661
    Total reviews: 11
    Places visited:
    At least 87

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I've not been able to establish exactly what's going to be open this weekend. It is likely that bars will close, or at least close early, but there are sure to be some places open and restaurants can still open as usual so it shouldn't affect your visit too much. Note that the regulations are in place from noon today until Sunday. Also I've heard that the road out towards the airport is likely to be busy on Sunday afternoon due to the funeral procession, so if you're flying on Sunday evening check this out when booking a taxi.

    #2 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 04:42

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.