The Ho Chi Minh City authorities have offered a festival to people from December 26 to January 2 in order to celebrate the New Year 2011.
The opening ceremony of the New Year Greeting Festival is held at the 23/9 (September 23) Park on December 26. (Photo: Sggp)
The event themed ‘2011 the youth’s year – year for children’ aims to celebrate the upcoming 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
The weeklong festival will bring free and interesting programs, which will include the HCM City’s socio-economic achievement exhibition and many musical performances.
Special art performances will be held at industrial zones such as Tan Thuan, Linh Trung 1&2, Le Minh Xuan, Tan Binh, Tan Tao, Hiep Phuoc, Cultural Center of District 12, Ben Duoc and Nga Ba Giong Martyr Memorial Site in Chu Chi District and finally the National Historical Cultural Park in District 9. These performances will be held on December 31.
An international food festival, featuring special dishes from over 20 countries, is taking place on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The event will include a cooking contest, in which visitors are given the opportunity to taste these special Vietnamese and world dishes. In addition, there will be a giant banh xeo (Vietnamese rice pancake) and musical shows and folk games, for people to enjoy.
City to host international food festival