Exhibition on Doan Ngo festival opens in Hanoi

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Artisan Anh Tuyet bringing symbolic offering to celebrate Doan Ngo festival
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NDO – An exhibition on the history of the Doan Ngo festival from past to present kicked off at the Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre, in Hanoi, on May 24, as part of activities to celebrate the Doan Ngo festival and International Children’s Day (June 1). The event aims to help preserve traditional customs and educate the younger generation.

Doan Ngo festival is annually held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which falls on June 7 this year. Although it is not as grand as the Lunar New Year holiday, it is an occasion for Vietnamese people to hold family reunions and enjoy specialty food items such as fresh fruits and fermented glutinous rice.

Through the artifacts and carving painting of Henri Oger, the culinary art of artisan Nguyen Anh Tuyet, a unique handmade paper fan collection, paintings on Thang Long's landscapes of artisan Lan Tuyet, visitor will have an opportunity to understand on Doan Ngo festival.

Handmade paper fan displayed at the exhibition

Visitors, particularly children, will be able to enjoy traditional fan-making activities, folk games, and water puppet performances.

Plum - the characteristic fruit of Doan Ngo Tet. Photo: NGO VUONG ANH.

Vietnamese traditional medicine displayed at the exhibition. Photo: NGO VUONG ANH.

A traditional ritual Le Trung Hung (Later Le dynasty period) reappeared Photo: NGO VUONG ANH