Spectators at the event held in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province, showed their excitement.

The 28 flower boats were colorful and eye-catching, adorned with miniatures.

Meanwhile, the boat race attracted over 100 racers from different communes and wards in Ninh Hoa Town. They competed on a 700-meter course in men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles categories.

The A Dinh River section brightened up with the presence of flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Le Minh Tam, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Ninh Hoa Town, noted that the flower boat festival and boat race have become annual events, drawing a large number of residents and tourists.

These events help preserve cultural values and showcase the beauty of the landscapes and people in Ninh Hoa Town. In the future, the town aims to develop these events into signature tourism products during the Lunar New Year holiday, known as Tet, Tam added.

A tourist named Le Minh Tam from Ho Chi Minh City expressed her admiration for the flower boats and hoped that the local authorities would expand the scale of the event.

Each flower boat carries at least two people. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Low-altitude fireworks are set off from the flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A boat featuring a large heart made of coconut leaves. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists gathered along the banks of the Dinh River in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists enthusiastically cheered on the racing teams. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A flower boat representing Ninh Da Ward in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

An artistic performance taking place on a bridge spanning the Dinh River. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Teams getting ready for the boat race on the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A team participating in the boat race. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Racing teams receiving their prizes. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre