One of the traditional events during the lead-up to Tet is Pho Ong Do (Street of Calligraphers) at the HCM City Youth Cultural House in district 1.
There are also numerous booths selling calligraphy paintings and words about good luck, health and prosperity in the new year and Tet decorative items.
The Spring Flower Festival returns to Tao Dan Park in district 1 from February 10 to 21.
The city will set off fireworks at low and high altitudes on Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 15 at six venues: the Sai Gon River Tunnel linking districts 1 and 2, Dam Sen Park in district 11, Cu Chi Tunnels in Cu Chi district, Rung Sac Square in the coastal district of Can Gio, Lang Le – Bau Co historic relic in Binh Chanh district and Nga Ba Giong Martyrs Monument in Hoc Mon district.
The Tet book street festival themed “Nurturing knowledge- Aspiration to a new height” will open from February 13 to 19 on Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke streets in district 1.