Thu, 18 Dec 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:57
Traveling in Ho Chi Minh City on this occasion, travelers will have a great opportunity to wander around beautiful flower and book streets and enjoy the city’s beauty in New Year. It is expected that this year Ho Chi Minh City flower and book street will take place on a theme of "Vietnamese Identity and Spirit" from February 16th to 22th, 2015 in Ham Nghi Street (District 1), instead of Nguyen Hue Street as usual. The opening ceremony will be held in the intersection of Ho Tung Mau Street and Ham Nghi Street (in front of Bitexco building) at 7.00 pm, February 16th, 2015. The flower and book street is one of many special activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Liberation Day of the Southern Vietnam (1975 - 2015).
Ho Chi Minh City Flower Street will be designed from a section which is adjacent to Quach Thi Trang Park to the intersection of Ho Tung Mau Street and Ham Nghi Street. In these days, the flower street will exhibit models of brilliantly-colored ornamental flowers. Besides, it will be decorated with multi-colored lights to express the image of friendly, peace-loving, and hospitable Vietnam. Also in the flower street, the Organizing Committee will display souvenirs and Vietnam arts of fruits and vegetables arrangements. In addition, the Organizers will arrange some booths on pavements of Ham Nghi Street, Nguyen Hue Street, Huynh Thuc Khang Street, and Ho Tung Mau Street to serve tourist’s refreshments. Especially, in the closing night, there are many special repertoires performed in pedestrian streets of Ham Nghi and Nam Khoi Nghia.
Ho Chi Minh City flower and book Street was firstly held in 2004. After being held in 11 consecutive years, flower and book Street has become an indispensable cultural activity of Saigon residents when spring is coming. Each year, this book and flower street is held on different subjects attracting a large number of local residents and international friends visiting and taking photos. On the occasion of this Lunar New Year in Ho Chi Minh City, the city will install 2 LED screens in Ham Nghi Street to show the images of flower streets which was held in 11 consecutive years.
Along with flower street, Ho Chi Minh City Book Street will be organized in Ham Nghi Street (a section from HoTung Mau Street to Ton Duc Thang Street). This area will display books on subjects of Saigon history, maps and documents about Vietnam islands, books for the blind, and so on. Book and flower streets in Ho Chi Minh City are not only a symbol of the city's culture but also a proud of the city's resident. Through the event, it expresses the interest of the city's leaders to cultural and spiritual of locals.