Organizers of Nguyen Hue Flower Street, an annual event held in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Vietnam’s Lunar New Year, unveiled the first draft designs on Thursday for its 16th edition in 2019.
Every year, Nguyen Hue Street in District 1 transforms into a flower street in celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Work on decorating the street will last from 6:00 pm on January 18, 2019 to 6:00 pm until February 2, 2019, according to the organizers.
Over one million visitors are expected to stroll along the flower street between its opening day on February 2 and its final day on February 8.
Like previous years, the venue is expected to stretch a total of 720 meters down Nguyen Hue Street, divided into three sections: ‘City of Solidarity and Identity,’ ‘Smart City,’ and ‘Creative City.’
As the 2019 Lunar New Year ushers in the Year of the Pig, the vast majority of this year’s concepts and decorations will pay homage to the animal.
A 6.8-meter entrance made of flowers will welcome visitors to the flower street, where a ‘family’ of nine pigs will be featured at the center.
According to the organizers, 122,000 baskets of 190 different types of flowers will be used to decorate the street this year, including the green queen flower, pink larkspurs, and purple larkspurs.
The highlight of the 2019 Nguyen Hue Flower Street will be the first section – ‘City of Solidarity and Identity’ – where the likeness of an ancient canal will be built with boats floating in and carrying flowers.
Another distinction of this year’s flower street is the appearance of six piggy banks for visitors to put in money that will be put toward scholarships and presents for underprivileged children.
The street will also include spacious walkways and areas for food and drinks to be sold to visitors.
|An artist’s impression of the 2019 Nguyen Hue Flower Street|