Nguyen Hue Flower Street preparation nearly finished

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Friendly, fun-loving and optimistic pigs are chosen as the sacred animals of Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2019. According to Vietnamese Horoscope calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig.

Nguyen Hue Flower Street preparation nearly finished

The preparation for the annual Nguyen Hue Flower Street festival 2019 has completed around 70 percent.
This year’s event themed “Ho Chi Minh City- Steady rise” will include three topics, including Ho Chi Minh City-a characteristic city with sentimental attachment; Smart City and Creative Urban Hub.
More than 130,000 flowerpots featuring over 150 different species of flowers will be used to decorate the street this year.
Six big clay piggy banks will be placed in the flower street for visitors to put money in the jars to raise fund for underprivileged students.
The flower show is one of the events receiving the highest expectations of people during Tet holidays. The event is aimed to highlight Vietnamese Tet culture and has been held for 16 consecutive years, attracting more than one million visitors each year.This year’s show also marks 60 years of Nguyen Hue flower market.
The much awaited annual flower show will open to the public from December 28th on the lunar calendar to the fourth day of Lunar New Year, which falls on February 2nd and 8th, 2019.
The must-see site on Tet holidays is sponsored by the HCMC Government, Saigontourist Holding Company in partnership with other agencies and businesses in the city.

By THUY BINH - Translated by Kim Khanh

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