DirectRooms.com – Thousands gather in Ho Chi Minh to celebrate New Year in February 2011
DirectRooms reveals that Ho Chi Minh will come alive with thousands of bustling people as families join together to celebrate the beginning of the New Year at the start of February.
Running from 3rd to 5th February 2011, Tet Ho Chi Minh will feature a carnival of celebrations as people take to the streets to enjoy the party atmosphere. Tet is Vietnam’s New Year and people all over the country will be marking the event with special celebrations. Ho Chi Minh however is set to have the most lively and boisterous festivities as the nation’s capital is a showcase of the best of Vietnam.
Visitors will be able to see colourful parades including fireworks and performances of cultural dances as well as traditional songs and music. It’s also a time when flowers blossom throughout the city and people can be seen attaching peach trees to the sides of bicycles, carrying them off to give as gifts to friends and family. The tree is a sign of wealth and prosperity which brings the recipient luck and so houses everywhere are filled with the blossoms as people hope for good fortune for the New Year.
People using Ho Chi Minh hotels (http://directrooms.com/vietnam/hotels/ho-chi-minh-hotels/price1.htm) should also be sure to try some of the local delicacies prepared during the event such as banh chung, a sticky rice cake cut into squares and filled with pork and beans, or the delicious mung, hot soup with fried pork and bamboo shoots.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms commented: “New Year is the busiest time of year in Ho Chi Minh so anyone heading to the city will need to book hotels really early to be guaranteed availability.”
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