On the 27th of January, at Hanoi Cultural Exchange Center (50 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem District), Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter management committee had organized a press conference on the program celebrating 2021 spring with the theme “Tet Viet – Tet Pho 2021” (Viet Tet – Street Tet 2021).

With the 6th of January 2021 as the opening date, the event consists of many exciting and meaningful activities of Vietnam’s traditional Tet, such as re-ennacting Tutelary God worship ceremony, erecting Tet pole ceremony, performing folk art … Before that, on the 29th of January 2021, at Kim Ngan communal house, the management committee will introduce a traditional Tet celebrating space, organize customary worship ceremonies, ect.

Through this event, the management committee hope that the young generation will be more interested in cultural values and to raise social awareness about a fesival that is truly wholesome, economical and rich in traditional cultural identity. This is also a good opportunity to promote cultural history and local attractions to domestic and foreign tourist.

Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter management committee anounced the list of activities in ‘Tet Viet – Tet Pho 2021’

From 2019, Hanoi is proud to be one of the cities which officially took part in the network of UNESCO creative cities in the field of creative design. UNESCO highly assess cultural activities organized by the community. Therefore, ‘Tet Viet – Tet Pho 2021’ was mostly set up by the community in order to raise awareness about the mission to preserve and promote heritage values.

The press conference

This event will connect and promote traditional cultural values of the three regions in Vietnam, with the participation of art crews from Bac Lieu, Thua Thien – Hue, Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho, Hai Phong, and more.

The event will start from 9 AM, 06/02/2021 at Kim Ngan communal house, 42, 44 Hang Bac, Hang Bac ward, Hoan Kiem district. After the opening ceremony, the chain of activities will take place from 29th of January to 28th of February 2021, including: Introducing traditional Tet celebrating space at Kim Ngan communal house; introducing Hanoi family Tet celebrating space at Heritage House – 87 Ma May; exhibiting relics representing the zodic of Year of the Buffalo at Cultural Exchange Center – 50 Dao Duy Tu; traditional music performed by Dong Kinh Co Nhac; collaborating with Heritage Club to organize “Xuan Heritage 2021” introducing the journey of gaining recognition of UNESCO of Vietnam heritage; performing traditional art and music celebrating Tet; Hang Luoc flower market and Phung Hung mural painting area and more.

Some activities at Kim Ngan communanl house

On the occasion of Year of the Buffalo 2021, the management committee have decorated and added lighting to the Phung Hung mural painting area and Hang Luoc flower market. At these two locations, some traditional crafts and craftmanship will be introduced and performed, such as Dong Ho folk art, Hang Trong, Kim Hoang art, caligraphy, bamboo fine art, lacquer, silk, ceramic, fine wood crafts, ect; produce of some provinces like Phu Tho, Thanh Hoa, Ha Giang and more; traditonal folk art like Cheo singing. Xam singing,..

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