Traditional Tet festive activities reproduced in Hanoi

Tuesday, 2019-01-29 12:11:24
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Visitors have a chance to experience activities reproducing the ancient Tet festival.
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NDO – A programme reproducing festive activities during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival has been held at Le Mat village’s communal house in Viet Hung ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi.

The event, which was co-organised by the ‘Dinh lang Viet’ (Vietnamese Communal House) Club and Viet Hung ward, aimed to preserve and promote the traditional cultural values of Vietnamese people, particularly helping younger generations to learn more about the heritage that their ancestors left behind.

The programme featured various meaningful activities imbued with traditional cultural identities for the Lunar New Year festival, such as Cay Neu (Neu Pole) planting ceremony, boiling banh chung (square glutinous rice cake), a countryside market, performances of different folk genres, and a seminar on preserving and promoting traditional cultural values.

Cheo (traditional opera) performances in the communal house’s yard

Chau van (spiritual singing) folk genre being performed during the programme.

The 6-year-old girl, Nhu Quynh, is practicing Xoan singing (a community performance art from northern Vietnam).

The performance of Xoan singing art troupe from Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province, is one of the highlights of the programme.

Xam singing (ballads sung by wandering blind musicians) is introduced to visitors.

The ancient Tet market is reproduced.

Cay Neu planting ceremony – one of the unique cultural features of Vietnamese people during Tet

Visitors are dressed in traditional customs.

Kim Hoang painting, a genre of Vietnamese folk paintings which originated from Kim Hoang village, Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi, is introduced to children.

The calligraphy area attracts numerous little visitors.

ANH QUAN/Translated by NDO