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HCM City to hold Tết flower festival

Update: December, 30/2017 - 09:00
A Tết Flower Festival and 130 Tết flower markets will be organised during Tết 2018. – Photo tuoitre
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee plans to kick off a Tết Flower Festival on February 10 in Tao Đàn Park in District 1 and will open 130 Tết flower markets around the city.

The 12-day festival will feature an exhibition area (fish, tableaux and others), various activities (such as musical performances, calligraphy and activities for kids), and shopping areas, consisting of 40 stalls selling traditional goods and souvenirs.

Tickets are VNĐ30,000 (US$1.32) per adult. Kids under 12 year have free entry.

Around 1,000 free bus tickets and festival tickets will be given free to workers who cannot go home for Tết.

In addition, around 130 Tết flower markets will be held all over the city during Tết, such as District 1’s 23-9 Park, Phú Nhuận District’s Gia Định Park and many other areas.

The city is considering new policies to aid flower markets, such as allowing large flower trucks to enter the city centre more freely, or allocating more spaces for Tết flower markets.

Farmers have been told to not allow their business activities to obstruct traffic. — VNS

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