Ho Chi Minh City’s people are looking forward to a happy, joyous Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which will last nine days starting from February 15.
Decorative touches have made the City’s main streets such as Ham Nghi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, and Ton Duc Thang, welcoming places for visitors, lightened by millions of LED bulbs forming the shapes of flowers and doves switched on.
The Thanh Nien (Youth) Cultural House and the Lao dong (Labour) Cultural Palace in District 1 are hosting young people to pose for photos with various kinds of flowers, especially apricot and peach blossoms, which are typical decorative flowers for Tet, or to seek a piece of calligraphy, which is considered an art of spirit, involving both external and internal beauty.
The facilities have planned to house such festive activities as music performances and traditional martial arts festivals.
Meanwhile, Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 is preparing for entertainment activities during Tet and after. In the meantime, it is prevailed by a pre-Tet atmosphere of all regions, with the Love Market in northern Sa Pa town, bustling fishing village activities and Bai choi singing of the central region, and floating market trading of the southwestern area in place.
A book-featuring garden and a 2,000m2 playing ground for children will also be opened at the park on this occasion.
Meanwhile, Thao Cam Vien (zoo and botanical garden) in District 1 will become atmospheric with ornamental plant and flower displays, lion and dragon dance shows, and circus performances. Specimens of more than 160 rare creatures will also be showcased here.
On New Year’s Eve on February 19, singing and dancing performances will be oragnised at various places around the city.-VNA