Phu My Hung Flower Festival 2011 will present a week dedicated to the Vietnamese craft of growing flowers starting January 26 at The Crescent in the Phu My Hung urban area in HCMC’s District 7.
By Quoc Hung in HCMC
A group of Vietnamese ladies wearing ao dai walk around last year’s Phu My Hung Flower Festival 2010 - Photo: The organizers Phu My Hung Flower Festival 2011 will present a week dedicated to the Vietnamese craft of growing flowers starting January 26 at The Crescent in the Phu My Hung urban area in HCMC’s District 7.
The festival, co-organized by Phu My Hung Joint Venture Company and HCMC Ornamental Creature Association, expects to attract more than 500 enterprises displaying flowers, fruit and Tet (Lunar New Year) products.
One of the highlights will be a flower contest “Hoa dong co noi” for growers and gardeners to enter.
The festival also includes a flower-garland releasing festival to pray for happiness and good luck by the lake.
The lake will be decorated with giant lotus flowers which will be lit for photo opportunities. Different festival areas include Cat Square with flowers arranged in the shapes of cats, the apricot and peach blossom section, 12 animal designations of the lunar calendar and the legend about the man, Mai An Tiem, who discovered the watermelon.
Following the success of last year’s event, the organizers will hold
another orchid and frangipani contest.
There will be music shows at the festival every night till it ends Feb 1.