Flower festival marks city’s millennial birthday


A flower festival will be held in the relic site of the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi to usher in the capital city’s 1,000th birthday from May 1 to October 30.

At a press briefing on April 28 in Hanoi, the organising board said that the festival is part of the “Space of Arts” programme developed by the XQ Vietnam Company and the Co Loa-Hanoi Citadel Relics Management Board.

The festival will showcase various kinds of flowers grown in the central highlands city of Dalat with a special emphasis on wild orchids.

There will also be a series of events in a tribute to Vietnamese embroidered art and the artisans in this field.

The organisers plan to set up a hall to exhibit 12 special works which are embroidered with a flower design on both sides, as well as other embroideries using deep-blue and yellow colours.

On October 1, an embroidery work titled “Desire of the 1,000-year-old Thang Long” will be presented to Hanoi during the grand ceremony that will mark the capital city’s 1,000th birthday.

Nine embroiderers are still working on the gift, which is expected to weigh almost 167.5kg and will be 4m long and 3m wide when it is completed in September this year.
Source VNA