Children enjoy early Tet cheer in Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Tuesday, 2018-01-23 11:08:35
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Children learning to make 'chung' (square) cake under the instruction of an artisan
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NDO – Children in Hanoi are having an opportunity to enjoy an early Tet (lunar New Year festival) celebration at a programme that opened in Thang Long Imperial Citadel on January 22.

The programme is introducing visitors to a traditional Vietnamese Tet celebration and typical worshipping space for the occasion at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century through the display of the wood carvings of French researcher Henri Oger and documents of the France’s Albert Kahn Museum.

Ancient painting genres from across the country, including Hang Trong and Kim Hoang (Hanoi), Dong Ho (the northern province of Bac Ninh), are also showcased during the programme.

Children at the five-day event are invited to play folk games, such as tug of war and swing. Along with games children can try their hands at making chung (square) cake and ‘li xi’ (lucky money envelop).

Trying their hands at making ‘chung’ cake

The joy of making 'chung' cake by themselves

Girls drawing folk paintings

Children excited to play swing, a folk game of ethnic groups during Tet and similar festivals.

Admiring the writing of a pair of sentences written in Chinese characters