City prepares for Nguyen Hue Flower Street

The construction of Nguyen Hue Flower Street, one of the events receiving the highest expectations of the public in Ho Chi Minh City on Tet holidays, will be kicked off on January 18, 2014.

Like the previous years, this Tet, Saigontourist Travel Service One Member Company is to take the responsibility for implementing the event.

The much awaited annual flower display on Nguyen Hue Flower Street during the coming Tet (Lunar New Year )  will open from January 28 until February 3 (December 28 - January 4 on the lunar calendar).

This year’s event themed “Ho Chi Minh City - My beloved city” aims to honor a modern, dynamic, creative and attractive city and its kind, brave, friendly and generous citizens.

The show features a wide range of flowers, ornamental plants, bonsais, orchids, cacti, apricots, peach blossoms, and rock-gardens which will be arranged in accordance with subjects including the three periods of development of HCMC:  Integration and Development, Sentimental Gathering and Aspiration.

The festival will also include a sector of vegetable and fruit arrangements with participation of Saigontourist's hotels, restaurants and the Japan Vietnam Cultural Association Foundation.

In addition, the “Street adornment” and “Lighting streets” programs featuring thousands of colorful lights along main city streets like Dong Khoi, Le Loi, Nguyen Hue and Le Duan in District 1 will be held on December 15, 2013 until February 6, 2014.

On the other hand, hundreds of cultural activities such as kylin, lion and dragon dances performances, art and music shows will take place at hotels including Caravelle, Rex, Majestic, Grand, Continental, Kim Do, Oscar, Bong Sen, and Palace from January 28 till February 3, 2014.

Designs of 2014 Nguyen Hue Flower Street:

By My Hanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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