Although Halloween is not a Vietnamese holiday, it has become super popular in its biggest cities. Vietnamese love to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year having fun and enjoying Halloween parties at clubs, bars and hotels. If you happen to be in Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi, you will see plenty of jack-o-lanterns as well as black-and-orange decorations in touristy areas. Halloween parties and special menus are everywhere in coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Many coffee shops arrange scary movies screenings and offering Halloween dishes like blood soup (from tomatoes), Tombstoned biscuits, and other similar things. There is plenty of trick-or-treating, scary costumes, and raving music in clubs. Some of the highlights include
De Tham and Bui Vien Streets, also called Pho Tay district—the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh—is one giant party zone packed with people on Halloween night. You'll meet plenty of zombies, scary geishas, devils or even Empress Wu at this place. Many people have their faces painted right on the street. Nguyen Hue walking street boasts the best decorations. Phu My Hung area is a good place for trick-or-treating activities. Big celebrations are held at Ho Chi Minh's AB Tower, Sky Chill Bar, Halloween at Lighthouse and other popular places.