The Ho Chi Minh City municipal People’s Committee has planned a host of activities for citizens and visitors to ring in the new year of 2013.
As usual, Nguyen Hue flower street will be the centrepiece of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival this year which falls on February 9, 2013. It is scheduled to open at 7pm on February 7 and close at 10pm on February 13.
There will be flower arrangement exhibitions and food stalls along Le Loi street.
To welcome New Year 2013, a stage will be put up on Nguyen Hue street for art performances on December 30-31. Short-range fireworks will be set off from two places: the bank of the Saigon River in district 2 and Dam Sen Cultural Park in district 11 from mid-night to 0.15am on January 1.
Fireworks will be also set off at 0.15am on February 10, 2013 from four places: Saigon River in district 2, Dam Sen Cultural Park in district 11, Ben Duoc Revolutionary Party Monument in Cu Chi district and Ethnic Cultural, Historic Park in district 9.
Nguyen Hue, Le Loi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan, Pham Ngoc Thach streets will be lit up by decorations of all sorts.