Hanoi to host 3rd cherry blossom festival
Update: Mar 24, 2009
The third cherry blossom festival in Vietnam will be held at Quan Ngua Sport Complex on April 10-12 to celebrate the 999th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

600 large branches of cherry blossoms will be carried by air from Japan to Hanoi on April 9 and will be placed in the main area of the festival.

Apart from uniting these branches into 4 big trees, the organising board will also put up 7 cherry trees made of skill.

The parade of dancing Yosakoi, which is most exciting, will take place at the end of the event. This traditional dance is always performed at cherry blossom festivals in Japan.