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Hanoi organises Tet holiday events
  • | dscvn, | January 12, 2020 01:06 PM
Various cultural activities will be held at famous tourist sites in Hanoi during the Lunar New Year period.


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Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre will work with various agencies and traditional villages to hold an event at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long site from January 17 to coincide with the Tet Holiday and the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Visitors will be able to experience traditional activities such as bamboo pole raising ceremony, the traditional flea market that lets visitors make toy figurines, paper flowers, Chung cakes or enjoy water puppetry shows. Traditional office supplies and calligraphy about prosperity will be the highlights of the event.

Meanwhile, the outdoor space will be decorated with colourful lights, conical hats and pinwheels. Children can understand more about education in history via small tales. Mini scenes will be set up with a large number of flowers and trees. Traditional ceremonies at the citadel will be re-enacted for the tourists to understand more about the relic.

Two exhibitions about Ly, Tran, Le, Mac dynasties in the history of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and about the images of the dragon in power and the dynasty will be held at Kinh Thien Palace in order to introduce to visitors the dynasties of Vietnam.

Vietnam Museum Of Ethnology will hold an event with the theme of Thai Binh Province cultural nuances on January 28 and 29. Thai Binh traditional opera and cuisine will be displayed and offered to visitors. Other activities like writing calligraphy, printing Dong Ho paintings and traditional games will be held at the museum.

The annual spring calligraphy event will be held at the Temple of Literature from January 18 to February 5. Besides calligraphy activities, other cuisine, traditional games and singings activities will also be held.

The Vietnamese Communal House Club will work with the management board of the Old Quarter to hold a Tet event on January 18. A bamboo pole raising ceremony will be held in front of Ngoc Son Temple along with other activities. An incense offering ceremony will be held at Kim Ngan communal house. Exhibitions about Kim Hoang and Dong Ho paintings as well as other traditional singings will be held. Chung cake making and New Year Eve offering ceremony will be held at the heritage house on 87 Ma May.

Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism will hold a series of event with the theme of spring in the mountainous area to introduce the culture and traditional ceremonies of various ethnic minority groups in January. There will be Lau Then ceremony as well as other spiritual activities of Tay, Nung and Dao people. Visitors can experience the decorating process of Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, Co Tu, and RagLai people.

Over 100 people from 15 minority groups will attend the event which aims to preserve and highlight their culture and unity.

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