The much-anticipated Second Orchid Festival officially commenced on Friday at the beautiful Tao Dan Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Attendees were delighted to behold the 29,000 orchid branches and pots that were on display.
The five-day festival, thematized “Charming Perfume and Beauty”, is aimed at celebrating the Hung Kings’ Commemoration Day (April 29), Reunification Day (April 30), and International Workers’ Day (May 1).
During the holiday, public workers in Vietnam enjoy a generous five day break.
A series of exciting activities are being planned for this year’s event, co-hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and other organizations. These programs include an orchid exhibition, an orchid contest, and a seminar on orchid cultivation. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the world of orchids, and admire the beautiful blooms on display.
Over 200 artisans and gardeners from the city and its surrounding areas are taking part in the festival, displaying a stunning array of 29,000 orchid products.
The festival is also expected to popularize the farming product and promote the value of orchid in the agricultural industry.
The 2023 Orchid Festival will highlight the spaces of introducing orchid growing and caring steps, introducing orchid seedlings and varieties, and displaying orchid miniatures. The festival promises to be an exciting opportunity for all attendees to explore the world of orchid cultivation and to appreciate the beauty of these stunning flowers.
Revelers can enjoy an array of artistic performances each evening during the vibrant festival! From captivating dance routines to awe-inspiring theatrical acts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to check out the evening shows to truly experience the full celebration.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, declared that the city’s only orchid festival had made a triumphant return after a four-year gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival will create a strong connection between State officials, farmers, and consumers, aiming to construct a modern and ecologically sustainable farming industry.
He proposed that the municipal Departments of Agriculture-Rural Development and Construction and Ho Chi Minh City Green Tree Park Company collaborate to transform Tao Dan Park into a flower park in Ho Chi Minh City.
He wanted a detailed plan for the Tao Dan Park development to be submitted in May.
On Friday morning, 55 of the 300 registered orchid products were awarded prizes in a special ceremony hosted by the organizer. The chosen orchids were chosen for their outstanding qualities, making them typical representatives of their species.
|Festival-goers pose for a photo with an orchid miniature at Tao Dan Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, where the second orchid festival kicked off on April 28, 2023. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre
Within the framework of the orchid festival opening ceremony, acclaimed designer Viet Hung debuted his stunning collection of orchid-inspired ao dai (Vietnamese traditional costume). Adorned with intricate embroidery, delicate beading, and exquisite details, each piece was a work of art, designed to captivate the audience. As the models strutted down the runway, the audience was mesmerized by the beauty and intricate craftsmanship of the garments. The designer’s use of vibrant colors and unique patterns made the collection stand out, and the audience responded with enthusiastic applause. It was clear that Viet Hung had created something truly special, and the orchid festival was off to an unforgettable start.
Designer Hung told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that it took him one month to complete the collection.
The collection of ao dai features unique, orchid patterns that are sure to draw admiring glances wherever you go. These timeless designs have been an integral part of Vietnamese culture for centuries and are now becoming a fashion trend around the world. The intricate and delicate patterns are perfect for any occasion, from traditional ceremonies to everyday wear. Whether you are looking for something special or simply want to make a statement, the ao dai collection is sure to have something to suit your style. Make sure to check out the latest designs and enjoy the beauty of these one-of-a-kind garments!
Thanks to the variety of orchid varieties, a collection of 12 ao dai designs was created to give spectators a fresh perspective on orchid-inspired fashion. From subtle pastel shades to bold and vibrant hues, each design showcased the beauty of the orchid in a unique and unforgettable way. With the exquisite embroidery, intricate details, and delicate fabrics, the collection of ao dai designs provided a truly mesmerizing visual experience.
Designer Hung expressed his hope that Ho Chi Minh City would become a fashion city.
|A collection of orchid-inspired ao dai was introduced at the second orchid festival at Tao Dan Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre