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Cultural activities to celebrate Year of the Monkey

Update: January, 28/2016 - 11:49
Arts performances will be held as well at Ly Thai To Park and other places. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi will hold a series of special cultural and arts activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year from January 29 to February 13.

Activities include the Spring Newspaper Festival 2016, meetings with artists, writers, intellectuals and dignitaries, arts and sports performances, as well as folklore games all over the districts and suburban districts of Ha Noi.

Besides, on the lunar New Year's Ever, Ha Noi will have fireworks at 31 destinations. The display will last for 15 minutes from midnight on February 8 of 2016. Moreover, there will be six altitude points of fireworks, two of which at Sword Lake, while the rest are at Lenin Park, Nguyen Hoang Ton Park, Van Quan Lake, and My Dinh national stadium.

Arts performances will be held as well at Ly Thai To Park, around Ha Dong, Tay Ho centres, and in front of My Dinh national stadium, and at the fireworks points.

Tet fair

A traditional Tet fair with 200 booths to promote local culture, tourism and specialties of regions across the country will be organised at the The Ha Noi Museum.

Director of Culture and Sports Department To Van Dong said the fair, which will be held for the first time this year from January 29th to February 3, aimed to be an iconic cultural activity for the capital's citizens on each lunar New Year.

It will also provide an opportunity to promote products from traditional trade villages.

Visitors will enjoy folk games and traditional art such as ca tru (ceremonial singing), calligraphy, circuses, magic shows, instrumental music and cheo (traditional operetta).

The fair will include talks on how to make chung cakes, arranging the altar and preparing Tet dishes, hosted by historian Tran Lam Bien and culinary artisan Anh Tuyet.

Apart from the fair at the Ha Noi Museum, the Ha Noi Department of Culture and Sports organises various cultural activities to celebrate Tet and the Communist Party of Viet Nam's 12th National Congress.

Kim Dong Cinema will present various free films until February 3. Meanwhile, mobile teams from the Cinema and Film Distribution Centre will also show films in the city's remote and rural areas from February 2 to 13.

The films include Tren Dinh Binh Yen (On the Peaceful Peak), which tells a story about the Cham people in a pottery village in the south-central region; Nha Tien Tri (The Prophet), President Ho Chi Minh's biopic; Thau Chin O Xiem (Thau Chin in Siam), which is about Nguyen Ai Quoc (President Ho)'s activities in Thailand in 1928 and 1929 preparing for the establishment of the Communist Party of Viet Nam; and Dung Dot (Don't Burn), about martyr and doctor Dang Thuy Tram. — VNS

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