Jointly organized by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Viet Nam and the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the festival aims at celebrating the National Day of Bulgaria, which falls on March 3, and the 68th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Various activities will be held under the framwork of the event, incluing: an exhibition of rose trees featuring different varieties of roses, cultural and art performances including traditional street festivals and customary performances of both Viet Nam and Bulgaria, a parade of roses, music and food events.
There will also be Queen of Rose beauty contest, a contest for the most beautiful rose, rose dancing, an atmosphere of nostalgia for Bulgaria for those who have worked, studied and lived in the country, street music and magic performances.
A collection of more than 1,000 Bulgarian roses trees had been imported to Viet Nam and are being preserved at the AGI in preparation for the event, he said.
Additionaly, the festival will also attract the participation of Vietnamese rose gardens’ owners and rose trading companies to exhibit their products such as those from Xuan Quan garden in the northern province of Hung Yen, the Rose Park Company, the Grin House, the Ho Tây (West Lake) flower valley and Thang Long bonsai group, according to the official.
Displayed rose flowers and trees would especially include many Vietnamese varieties which have been grown for dozens of years.
Organisers said this rose festival would be an improvement over last year, when visitors complained that the number of roses had not met their expectations.