The Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2017, an annual biggest and most anticipated event welcoming the lunar New Year will be opened to the public at 7 p.m. on January 25 and run until the evening of January 31 (on December 28- January 4 of the lunar calendar).
This year’s event themed “The city named President Ho Chi Minh- glorious inspiration” will describe Ho Chi Minh City as a dynamic, civilized, and modern city. The flower street will spread from Nguyen Hue-Le Thanh Ton crossroad to Nguyen Hue-Ton Duc Thang junction with a total length of 720 meters.
Artisan Nguyen Minh Phuong who has spent tens of years to make sacred animals from the Zodiac of the event will continue to present visitors a family of 17 chickens, including a cock, a hen and 15 chicks. They will be placed at the gate in the corner of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue streets as sacred objects of the year 2017.
The event will feature thousands of flower pots of various ornamental plants and flowers as well as bringing the rural sense to city with the images of sceneries of the quiet countryside.
Meanwhile the annual book street festival during the Tet holiday season will take place from January 25-31 (on December 28- January 4 of the lunar calendar).
This year’s event themed “The city named President Ho Chi Minh- glorious inspiration” will be held along the main city streets including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke.
The book fair will be divided into three subjects, including “Proud of the city named President Ho Chi Minh”; “HCM City- high quality of living, civilization and modernity”; and “Inspiration for shining”.
The event will present to viewers Ho Chi Minh City’s achievements; rare ancient and valuable publications on the late President Ho Chi Minh; the 7 breakthrough programs of the city's 10th Party Congress; maps, photos, documents and artifacts which affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.
The festival will also display thousands of copies of publications of various genres such as politics, culture, history, literature and economics, and universal knowledge by leading publishers in the country.
Several streets in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will be closed for preparations and constructions for the Flower and Book Streets.