|The festival will feature traditional dance performances from ethnic groups, street parades, exhibitions and folk games.|
ĐIỆN BIÊN(VNS) — The 2016 Ban Flower Festival will commence on Sunday with a firework show at the Victory Monument in Điện Biên Phủ.
The city has begun preparations for the festival with more than 300 ban flower trees on display in the city streets.
The festival is expected to attract thousands of domestic and foreign visitors. Numerous cultural activities are to be held during the festival, including a ban flower photo contest, traditional dance performances from ethnic groups, street parades, exhibitions and folk games.
The ban flower, also known as Bauhinia Variegata, is found in the northern mountains of Việt Nam and blossoms during spring. — VNS