Book street festival, flower street open in HCM City hinh anh 1A corner of the Nguyen Hue flower street (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The book street festival and the Nguyen Hue flower street celebrating the 2019 traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays opened in Ho Chi Minh City on February 2. 

The week-long book street festival features nearly 60,000 titles of various genres.

It has been held in HCM City for nine consecutive years, serving as a cultural attraction on the start of the new lunar year for local people and visitors, said Duong Anh Duc, Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications.

A highlight of the festival is a showcase area, with a number of exhibitions on the 320th founding anniversary of HCM city, spring newspaper festival, and achievements in the city’s external relations in the previous year, among others.

In addition, folk games and book releases will be arranged within the framework of the festival.

Meanwhile, up to 130,000 flower pots and baskets grown in HCM City and Sa Dec flower village of Dong Thap province are exhibited along the Nguyen Hue street.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the flower street, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said the festival turns to the 15th year.

Both events run until February 8.-VNA