2018 Tet Flower Road to open in February

The 2018 Tet (Lunar New Year) Flower Road on Nguyen HuePedestrian Street in District 1 will open in February 13, Saigontourist, the organizer, 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 Tet 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 meters tall. The statues are modeled after the Phu Quoc dog, which are known for their intelligence, while statues of puppies will feature bobbing heads.

Stalls for refreshments will line the pavements on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street.

The Flower Road event has been held every Tet holiday for the past 15 years.

 

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