Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The sixth Da Lat Flower Festival will open on December 29 with a ceremony imbued with culture of the Central Highlands, according to the organising board.

A flower carnival, a space of flowers, a vegetable-flower fair and a science conference on flowers will be the highlights of the biennial festival themed “Da Lat – Multitude of flower colours” which will run through January 2 in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, said the organising board at a press conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 14.

A vivid exhibition of tea, coffee, wine and other local delicacies will take place on Ho Tung Mau Street. Visitors can taste the city’s flavours while perusing a flower-themed calligraphy, painting and photography displays.

For the first time in the festival's history, there will be a gala night for local flower raisers at Lam Vien Square on January 1, which is dedicated to individuals and agencies involved in developing the local flower industry.

Different from previous events, this year the organising board encourage more involvement of individuals and agencies instead of just local authorities, said Vo Ngoc Hiep, Chairman of the Da Lat People’s Committee, adding that 19 out of 28 programmes in the festival will be carried out by local individuals and businesses.

Da Lat expects to welcome about 500,000 visitors during the festival.-VNA