HCMC prepares for Spring Flower Festival 2012

Ho Chi Minh City Spring Flower Festival 2012 will be held at the International Square in District 3 and Tao Dan Park in District 1 from January 18 to 28, 2012.

Ho Chi Minh City Spring Flower Festival will feature various kinds of flowers. (Photo: KK)

The annual festival will feature around 6,000 exhibits of bonsai trees, ornamental plants, orchids, cacti, apricots and peach blossoms, ornamental birds and fishes, fruit arrangements and rock gardens contributed by hundreds of local and foreign artisans from flower clubs.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy other cultural activities as well such as, don ca tai tu performance (southern amateur traditional music), folk games, a painting and calligraphy exhibition.

The annual festival is a traditional, cultural activity in Ho Chi Minh City. It is held on the occasion of Lunar New Year and attracts many visitors to the city.

In addition, the city will also open 56 Tet flower markets from January 16-22, 2012.

By T.Thy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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