More than 500 performers will parade through HCM City's District 5 on the night of Feb. 17 to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

Artists dressed in traditional Chinese costumes and lion dancers will go from the Vân Lang club-house to the District 5 Cultural Centre through Luong Nhu Hoc, Nguyen Trai, and Tran Xuan Hoa streets where multi-coloured lanterns have been put up.

At the cultural centre, artists will perform Chinese dances and songs and traditional opera to bid goodbye to the old Lunar New Year and wish for a healthy, wealthy, and peaceful year.

The festival, organised by the District 5 Cultural House and other agencies, will also feature exhibitions of paintings, calligraphy and lanterns at Au Lac Park, An Dong Plaza, and Thuan Kieu Plaza among other places./.