Sea and island to be featured at New Year flower festival 2012

The New Year flower festival in HCM City this year will feature traditional culture, modern life and focus on sea and island topic, said the city’s Vice Chair Hua Ngoc Thuan.

This year HCM City will continue organizing annual programs to welcome the New Year, including: decorating Nguyen Hue road with flowers and trees, holding a flower festival at Tao Dan Park and organizing 45 flower markets.

Vice Chair Thuan instructed event organizers to combine the sea and island topic into these events, to feature national sovereignty.

Accordingly, Nguyen Hue flower road will have a zone for displaying flower-made mock-ups of Vietnamese coast and sea-related activities. The New Year flower festival will have music shows on sea and islands, etc.

Nguyen Hue flower road will open from January 20-26, 2012, while the New Year flower festival will be held from January 18 to 28, 2012. Flower markets will open from January 16 to 22, 2012.

Nguyen Hue flower road has become an annual event since 2004.

(Source: VNA)