|As many as 1,200 traditional square, sticky rice cakes will be made for needy people in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La, Ha Giang and Cao Bang as gifts for the Lunar New Year. — Photo menungon.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Some 500 people will make traditional square, sticky rice cakes from January 30 at the Culture, Tourism Village of Viet Nam's Ethnic Groups in the western outskirts of Ha Noi.
The people, who include Buddhists, youth union members and artisans of Ha Tay District, plan to make around 1,200 cakes on January 30 and January 31, to present to needy people and those injured in war in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La, Ha Giang and Cao Bang as gifts for the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated between February 8 and February 10.
At traditional houses of Muong and Thai ethnic groups at the village, the groups will make their traditional cakes as well as perform customs of welcoming the Lunar New Year.
The organisers will install cay Neu (traditional lucky tree made of bamboo) to wish people luck and wipe off evils of the old year as well as receive peace and happiness for all ethnic groups in the new year.
The village is located in Sơn Tây District, 40 kilometres, to the west of the city centre. — VNS