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Ho Chi Minh City’s Spring Flower Festival 2019 opens

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Ho Chi Minh City’s Spring Flower Festival 2019 has been opened at Tao Dan Park in district 1 from January 30 to February 10. It is an annual activity attracting foreign and domestic visitors to celebrate the lunar New Year.

City’s leaders visit Ho Chi Minh City’s Spring Flower Festival 2019. (Photo: sggp)

City’s leaders visit Ho Chi Minh City’s Spring Flower Festival 2019. (Photo: sggp)

This year’s event features over 3,000 ornamental plants, bonsai, rock gardens, dried trees, grafted stones, cacti, ornamental fish and various rare flowers, including a collection of lady-slipper orchids, a 6-meter high ancient yellow apricot tree, realistic miniature landscapes and more than 80 rare plant species. 
The festival inlcudes three areas of flower exhibition, folk games and a sector of 40 souvenir and gift stalls.
On this occasion, the organozation board will present 1,000 pocket-sized books of bus fares and 3,000 bus tickets to underprivileged children and workers of the city's industrial zones who do not return their hometowns for Tet.
Khai mạc hội Hoa Xuân TPHCM Tết Kỷ Hợi năm 2019 ảnh 1
             The ribbon cutting ceremony of the Spring Flower Festival 2019
Khai mạc hội Hoa Xuân TPHCM Tết Kỷ Hợi năm 2019 ảnh 2
                         A music performance at the opening ceremony
Khai mạc hội Hoa Xuân TPHCM Tết Kỷ Hợi năm 2019 ảnh 3
                                   The event attracts many visitors.

By KIEU PHONG - Translated by Kim Khanh

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