Activities reproduce traditional Lunar New Year in Hanoi

Wednesday, 2019-01-23 12:02:43
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The living space of Hanoians during Tet holiday will be introduced to visitors at Kim Ngan Temple. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – A series of cultural activities reproducing traditional characteristics of Tet (Lunar New Year) festival in Hanoi will be held in the Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, from January 25 to February 24.

Visitors to Kim Ngan Temple, at No. 42-44 Hang Bac Street, will have a chance to learn more about the decoration and arrangement of the living space of Hanoians, as well as local families’ offerings to worship gods at the temples, during Tet.

Photos and objects on traditional Tet activities, along with the bonsai hobby and tea enjoyment style of the capital’s residents in the past, will also be introduced at the Heritage House at 87 Ma May Street.

Notably, an exhibition will be organised at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre, 50 Dao Duy Tu Street, featuring pottery works from Huong Canh village, in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, as well as do (poonah) paintings from Duong O village, Bac Ninh province.

On the occasion, artisan Giang Thi Nhan from Huong Canh pottery centre will demonstrate the hand-clawing skills, while researchers of do papers will present stories about the history and significance of this traditional fine art type. In addition, artists will paint ‘pigs’ - the mascot symbol of this Lunar New Year.

Many other cultural and arts activities will be held at the pedestrian streets and surrounding areas, being expected to attract large numbers of both local people and visitors.