Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The 2016 Flower Street festival in Ho Chi Minh City will officially kick off at 7:00 pm on February 5, three days before the Lunar New Year (Tet), announced its organiser Saigontourist on December 21.
The festival, the 13th of its kind, will last eight days until 10:00 pm on February 12, one day longer than the previous events.
Themed “HCM City: Peace, Prosperity and Development”, the flower street along Nguyen Hue street will spread from Le Thanh Tong to Ton Duc Thang with a total length of 720 metres. The Le Loi-Nguyen Hue intersection will be divided into three sections featuring different sub-themes: “Solidarity-Peace”, “ Dynamic-Creative” and “ Integration-Prosperity”.
The area around Statue of late President Ho Chi Minh will be filled with 36 giant pots of yellow apricot blossom trees.
According to Saigontourist, the festival this year will manifest an optimistic spirit and the belief in a bright future.
For the construction of the flower road, the organisers will use a number of natural materials including rattan and bamboo as well as recycled products to shoe their respect for a friendly environment.
The Flower Street festival is held annually on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year) featuring the art of arranging flowers and ornamental plants and honour the values and beauty of HCM City.
Early this year, the city was upgrading Nguyen Hue into a central square for pedestrians only, so the Flower Street was organised on the adjacent Ham Nghi Boulevard .