Lat Flower Festival kick-started
months before the Da Lat Flower Festival, Lam Dong Province
held a press briefing in Hanoi and initiated preparations
for the festival in Da Lat. All these efforts aim at raising
city residentís awareness that they are living in a city of
of a honeybee watering flowers has been chosen as the official
symbol of the Flower Festival 2005. This year, the Flower Festival
will be three times larger than Flower Festival last year. Backing
for the festival is pegged at VND15bil instead of the previous
The province will invest VND 15 billion in organising the event
compared to last yearís VND 5 billion. The event is expected
to include 18 programmes in comparison with last yearís six
During the festival, Da Lat will be covered by various kinds
of beautiful and colourful flowers originating from different
localities in the country as well as
such as Dutch Tulips, Bulgarian Roses, and Thai and Chinese
There will also be seminars and workshops about flowers as well
as flower arrangement contests.
The Da Lat Flower Festival will create a good change not only
for this Central Highlands city to introduce its beautiful flowers,
flower growing craft, topiary bonsais and so on but also for
farmers, flower companies to explore the cooperation potentiality
and sign valuable contracts.
The festival program will also include musical performances,
trade and tourism fairs, exhibitions and fashion shows. However,
the highest point of the Flower Festival 2005 will be street
festival with the performance of different carriages decorated
by fresh flowers of all kinds and colours.
These flower carriages will parade in Da Lat streets in the
animated atmosphere of carnival music, forming a flower line
From the experience drawn out from the previous Festival, Da
Lat Flower Festival 2005 will be held from December 10-18 to
avoid Christmas holiday so as to attract more foreign tourists.