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Almost one million people visit Nguyen Hue Flower Street

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More than one million visitors came to the Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2019 which ended yesterday evening.

A family of pigs which are chosen as the sacred animals of Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2019

A family of pigs which are chosen as the sacred animals of Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2019

Meanwhile the Book Street Festival that took place at the same time together with the flower show attracted around 700,000 readers and earned a revenue of VND3 billion.
The Book Street Festival is also one of the most expected events in Ho Chi Minh City during Tet holidays.
This year’s book show themed “The colors of book” displayed more than 100,000 copies of publications of various genres such as politics, culture, history, literature and economics by leading publishers in the country.
The book fair displayed three subjects, including “Book and Youth”, “Steady Rise”, and “Children and the future city”. There were exhibition areas of calligraphy, books, magazines, gifts and toys shop.
The much awaited event of the lunar New Year in HCMC, Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2019 opened for the public from the final days of the year of the dog to the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5th and 8th, 2019.
The floral street stretches over 720m, decorated with more than 130,000 flowerpots featuring over 150 different species of flowers under the theme “Ho Chi Minh City- Steady Rise” including three topics of Ho Chi Minh City-a characteristic city with sentimental attachment; Smart City and Creative Urban Hub.
The annual flower show is one of the events receiving the highest expectations of people during Tet holidays. The event is aimed to highlight Vietnamese Tet culture and has been held for 16 consecutive years, attracting more than one million visitors each year.

By THUY BINH - Translated by Kim Khanh

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