FESTIVITIES DURING TÊT

Ho Chi Minh City prepares lighting displays, firework shows, and the flower street for Tet.

Streets like Le Duan, Nguyen Hue, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, or Pham Ngoc Thach in District 1 will be artistically festooned with lights from now until February 28.


From 8 pm on February 11 (Lunar New Year’s Eve), people can enjoy a lighting show using 3D mapping techniques at Ho Chi Minh City's People’s Committee at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. The city will set off firecrackers on Lunar New Year's Eve at seven locations: the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2, Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Dam Sen Theme Park in District 11, the Ethnic History-Culture Park in District 9, Ben Duoc

Memorial Temple in Cu Chi District, Can Gio Stadium in Can Gio District, and the Nha Be District Administrative Center.


A floating flower market on the Binh Dong Wharf in District 8 will feature dozens of boats filled with flowers and plants from the Mekong Delta provinces from January 27 until the afternoon of February 11.

The annual spring flower festival at Tao Dan Park in Saigon’s District 1 will open February 6-17. This year, flower street on Nguyen Hue will open to tourists starting 7:00 p.m. February 9 until 9:00 p.m. February 15.


26 buffalo mascots styled with traditional materials will be featured on the flower street to celebrate the Year of the Buffalo.

A book street at the intersection of Mac Dinh Chi, Nguyen Hue, and Ngo Duc Ke streets will open at the same time as the flower street. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a seven-day Lunar New Year

break starting February 10.

Tet is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam.
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