Cultural and arts activities to be staged in HCMC to welcome lunar New Year
Update: Jan 31, 2019
A series of activities will be staged in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the 89th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam and to welcome lunar New Year 2019 – the Year of the Pig.

Accordingly, an outdoor arts programme will take place in front of the city’s Opera House on February 2, a spring flower festival will be set up at Tao Dan Park from January 1 to February 10, the annual Nguyen Hue flower street will open to the public from February 2 to 8, and a book festival will be held from February 2-8 across Mac Thi Buoi – Nguyen Hue – Ngo Duc Ke streets in district 1.

The city’s leaders will offer incense and flowers to commemorate Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang at Ho Chi Minh Museum and Ton Duc Thang Museum on February 1. They will also attend a ceremony on the same day to commemorate Hung Kings and Grand Mandarin Nguyen Huu Canh.

On lunar New Year’s Eve, 15-minute fireworks displays will be set off in six locations across city, one of which will be a high-altitude display at the Thu Thiem Tunnel area, with the remaining five being low-altitude ones at the Dam Sen Park, the Ethnic Culture Historical Park in District 9, and other locations in the outlying districts of Nha Be, Can Gio and Cu Chi.