Largest flower festival marks the beginning of spring

Largest flower festival marks the beginning of springMore than 6,000 arrangements from over 700 artisans have been displayed at the largest Spring Flower Festival in HCM city on January 25.

The showcased pieces include flowers, ornamental fish, cactus and bonsai.

In addition, an exhibition was also held to introduce the city’s socio-economic and cultural achievements.

Visitors had the opportunity to see foreign blooms aswell as many different types of flowers from localities nationwide.

They also enjoyed colourful performances of dragon dances, Don ca tai tu (southern amateur singing), tea culture, photo exhibition and calligraphy demonstrations.

Duong Hong Thanh, deputy director of the Department of Transportation and organisor of the festival, said that HCM City’s authorities are very keen on the event. The municipal people’s committee always trys to attract artisans from craft villages to help visitors learn more about Vietnamese people and their culture, especially HCM City.

This is the 34th year the event has been held as part of the city’s cultural and traditional activities and will run until February 5.
(Source: VOV)