Giant rooster to be featured on Ho Chi Minh City's iconic flower street

This year’s festival will feature a huge rooster, standing 3.5 meters tall, a 2.8 meter tall hen and 15 smaller chickens

The nearly complete giant rooster and hen at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City

The star of the annual Ho Chi Minh City Flower Street at Tet this year will be an art installation featuring a brood of chickens, with 2017 nominated the Year of the Rooster in the lunar calendar.

The 2017 Nguyen Hue Flower Street will open at 7:00 pm on January 25 and close at 10:00 pm on January 31, or from the 28th day of the final lunar month to the fourth day of the Lunar New Year.

Nguyen Hue Flower Street earns its name by being held on the street which has been turned into a promenade in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

Besides the installation of flower artworks, the festival will this year feature a huge rooster, standing 3.5 meters tall, a 2.8 meter tall hen and 15 smaller chickens.

The rooster is particularly designed to be able to move his head and crow.

The artworks are made with steel frames and different materials, and are colorfully painted by a team led by Van Tong, an artisan based in District 12.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper visited his workshop on Monday, witnessing the huge artwork in the making.

Below are some photos of the artwork in production.

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