Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2018 opens in HCM City
Wednesday, 2018-02-14 02:36:33
NDO – Ho Chi Minh City authorities opened its Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018 Flower Street on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on the evening of February 13.
Former and current State leaders joined local authorities in cutting the ribbon, declaring the official opening of the much-awaited annual event in serving locals and tourists during Tet holiday.
With the theme "Aspiration to rise," the flower street portrays a modern developed city during a period of international integration but still retains its cultural identity during the nation’s traditional New Year.
The floral street stretches over 720m, decorated with manifold flower scenes decorated under three main segments of Spring; Integration, Development and Heading to the Future.
Former leaders and State leaders join local authorities in visiting the flower street
This year’s event features a greeting gate emblazoned with the 2018 Lunar New Year’s mascot – the dog. The highlight at the street is a giant 2m dog, decorated with flowers and featuring the Phu Quoc Island’s ridgeback dogs famous for their agility and intelligence.
Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2018 will last until the fourth day of the Lunar New Year (February 19). This is the 15th event hosted by the southern economic hub to help local citizens and visitors enjoy Tet.
Following are several scenes from the Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2018:
Meanwhile, in the two cities of Tam Ky and Hoi An of Quang Nam province, locals and tourists will be treated to firework displays on Lunar New Year's Eve and festive cultural programs featuring various activities during Tet.
The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has also organised firework displays in Soc Trang city, Vinh Chau town, Nga Nam town and the districts of Ke Sach, Tran De and My Tu.
At Quang Trung Park, Vung Tau city, the capital of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, opened its Spring Flower and Spring Book Festival 2018, featuring 17 booths for multi-field books and cultural wares.