|The 2017 Tết Flower Road. Next year’s event will take place from February 13-19. – VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The 2018 Tết (Lunar New Year) Flower Road on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1 will open in February 13, Saigontourist, the organiser, announced on Wednesday.
This year’s Flower Road event, to be held from February 13-19, will be titled The Great Ambition, showcasing a modern city that still keeps its traditions.
The 720-metre long Flower Road will feature many tableaux composed of animals, plants, flowers, or gardens in addition to plants traditionally used during the Tết holiday, the Ochna Integerrima (popularly known as the Vietnamese mickey-mouse plant) with yellow flowers and peach blossom trees with pink flowers.
The themes of several decorations such as flower boats will be related to the Vietnamese countryside.
To celebrate the Year of the Dog 2018, the entrance gate will be decorated with statues of dogs of around 2 metres tall. The statues are modelled after the Phú Quốc dog, which are known for their intelligence, while statues of puppies will feature bobbing heads.
Stalls for refreshments will line the pavements on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street.
The Flower Road event has been held every Tết holiday for the past 15 years. — VNS