HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (November 15, 2019) – Saigontourist and Ho Chi Minh City are inviting travellers to enjoy festive Tết celebrations at Nguyễn Huệ street from January 22 until January 28, 2020.
In the days leading up to the Lunar New Year, Nguyễn Huệ pedestrian boulevard in the historic centre of the city will have a variety of light and flower installations open for the public to enjoy.
The theme of 2020’s celebrations, “Ho Chi Minh City – Confidently Stepping Forward”, conveys a rapidly changing metropolis. The festival will showcase the importance of protecting traditions and also welcome the Year of the Rat. Mice mascots will be deployed throughout the street, and the entranceway to the boulevard will feature motifs inspired by Dong Ho folk paintings.
The project is a collaboration between Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigontourist, a state-owned enterprise that manages hotels, restaurants and runs guided tours throughout Vietnam. Additionally, various businesses from across the city have also contributed to the celebratory decorations.
Mr. Truong Tan Son, Deputy General Director of Saigontourist shared that the festival will feature, “A harmonious combination of environmentally friendly materials, modern architecture, and positive social meanings.”