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Tet Flower Street Will Return to Nguyen Hue Next Year

Nguyen Hue Street will be decked out in full holiday regalia this year, as city officials have confirmed 2016's Tet Flower Street will return to Saigon's pedestrian-only thoroughfare.

Officials announced last week that Flower Street would be open to the public from the 27th of the last lunar month (February 5, 2016) to the fifth of the first lunar month (February 12, 2016), reports Vietnam Net. This year's theme will be “HCMC – Peace, Integration and Development”.

Since its start in 2004, Nguyen Hue has been the traditional location of Flower Street's festivities, however last year saw the celebration moved to Ham Nghi, as construction crews were busy transforming the downtown thoroughfare into a massive pedestrian-only venue.

Given the money and resources spent on Nguyen Hue's makeover, 2016's Flower Street is sure to be extra fancy. Lavish, over-the-top floral arrangements are a typical feature of the annual festivities. Last year's Flower Street, for instance, included a floral metro line as well as several other elaborate arrangements.

In addition to flowers, Saigon's Tet festivities also feature an annual book street. This year's book stalls will congregate on Ngo Duc Ke, Dong Khoi and Mac Thi Buoi Streets. Ten other downtown roads will also be getting all dolled up with lights and decorations to welcome the Year of the Monkey.

[Photo via Zing]

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