Foreign tourists on HCM City street (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Entertainment and recreational establishments in Ho Chi Minh City have prepared a host of activities to serve demand during the occasion of the Nation Day (September 2), also a public holiday in Vietnam.

Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 will organise a programme, which features art performances and musical concerts from September 1 to 3.

Highlights of the programme include an 8-metre Vietnamese map made of 500 conical hats, and a kite flying show with two giant kites carrying 73 national flags as a symbol of the 73rd anniversary of National Day.

Meanwhile, Suoi Tien Cultural Park in District 9 will treat visitors to more than 150 entertainment activities and art performances.

Musical theatre show “Tien Nga”, an adaptation from Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s poem directed by local renowned artist Thanh Loc, will be on stage at the IDECAF drama theatre in District 1 on September 1 and 2, while the play “Vuon Nho Dang” (bitter grapevine) will be premiered at the Hoang Thai Thanh Drama Theatre in District 10.

Fireworks will light up the sky of Ho Chi Minh City on September 2 evening for Nation Day celebration. They will be set off from 9pm to 9:15pm near the Saigon River tunnel in District 2, and at Dam Sen Park in District 11. -VNA