The Ho Chi Minh City Spring Flower Festival was officially opened in Tao Dan Park, 55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1 on January 20. Speaking at the opening, the vice chairman of the city People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai, highly appreciated the hard work by officials for organizing a festival, which improves and increases in scale every year. The festival gives the opportunity to display the talent of artisans, as well as being a place for people to visit during the Tet festival. At the festival, people can enjoy the beauty of many flowers, as well as review Vietnamese traditional values. The organization board introduced sketch map Truong Son- Ho Chi Minh roads to help people understand more about the soldiers who struggled for the independence and sacrificed their lives for the country so that we can live a peaceful spring today. During the festival, visitors also have the chance to participate in flower arrangement and drawing contests, folk games, watch martial arts performances, fashion shows, music and circuit shows, painting exhibitions, calligraphic exhibitions, tea ceremony, and eat at a food festival. Over 5,000 exhibits of 400 artisans will be shown at the HCM City spring flower festival, which will run till January 31. Entry is VND15,000 per person.