Annual Phú Mỹ Hưng Spring Flower Festival to open in HCM City

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 07:09

A render picture of Phú Mỹ Hưng Spring Flower Festival. The festival will take place in District 7 in HCM City to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year. Photo courtesy of Phu My Hung Development Corporation

The annual Phú Mỹ Hưng Spring Flower Festival this year will take place from February 3-13 at the Crescent Lake area in Phú Mỹ Hưng New City Centre in District 7 of HCM City.

Themed "Gathering in Spring", the flower festival features Vietnamese culture during the traditional Lunar New Year, beginning on February this year.

It represents the wish for togetherness and reunion when the New Year comes.

In the Vietnamese concepts, the Lunar New Year is a time for family gatherings and warmth. Around the tray of five fruits, green sticky rice cakes and red parallel sentences, families come together to recall past stories, and share joy and aspirations for a prosperous and peaceful new year.

At the festival, the flower arrangement depicts the image of many fairies and legends.

Sacred symbols of Vietnamese culture that have lasted for thousands of years are also honoured at the Spring Flower Festival this year.

In addition to the flower street, which implements the theme of "Gathering in Spring", the festival this year will also include a flower market, opening from February 2-9.

The market will have about 145 stalls selling flowers and ornamental plants from gardens in HCM City and neigbouring provinces such as Bến Tre and Đồng Tháp.

This market serves residents of Phú Mỹ Hưng urban area and people in the southern neighbourhoods of the city.

Aiming to spread beautiful moments and images of visitors to the festival over the years, the organising committee has launched the "Moments of Phú Mỹ Hưng Spring Flower Festival" photo contest.

The contest takes place on the Phú Mỹ Hưng Today’s fanpage from February 3 to February 16.

Contestants are encouraged to showcase their participation in various festivals and photos capturing the highlights of the year on their personal profiles in public mode, with the hashtag #khoanhkhachoihoaxuanPMH, and then submit the link to their entries by commenting on the contest post on the fanpage.

The organising committee will select beautiful and suitable photos based on the criteria of the contest to award prizes.

The total value of prizes for the "Moments of Phú Mỹ Hưng Spring Flower Festival" photo contest is up to VNĐ25 million (US$1,000). VNS

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