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Đà Nẵng, Hội An to host Tết festivities

Update: February, 06/2018 - 10:15
Spectacle: A 15-minute firework show will be held on Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 16) in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Trần Lâm
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ĐÀ NẴNG — A month-long spring festival will be held at the coastal entertainment and hospitality complex CocoBay in Da Nang from February 12 to March 11, featuring Tết (Lunar New Year) customs, folk games and traditional cuisine.

The event organisers said the festival will present family-style Tết celebrations from north, south and central Việt Nam.

Traditional skill: Brocade weaving. — VNS Photo Công Thành

As traditional Lunar New Year customs seem to be fading with the country’s rapid modernization, the event seeks to reinvigorate the celebration and attract new fans to the year’s biggest event.

The festival will include folk art performances, games, water puppet shows, calligraphy workshops and a spring market, as well as bánh chưng (sticky rice square cake) contests among families of different generations.

Stalls selling food and outdoor stages with musical performances and fun games will be open at the site day and night.

As scheduled, the city will present a 15-minute firework show on Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 16) at Nguyễn Văn Trỗi Bridge and the administrative centres of Liên Chiểu and Hòa Vang districts at midnight.

Impressive: Bamboo weaving is a traditional skill of the Cơ Tu ethnic minority. — VNS Photo Công Thành

Ethnic festival

In Hội An, a series of events, including dancing, game shows, handicraft displays and brocade weaving performances will be held at the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum, An Hội Sculpture Park, Hoàng Văn Thụ, Nguyễn Thái Học and Anantara Hội An Resort on Phạm Hồng Thái street.

Ethnic minority groups – Ca Dong, Cor, Cơ Tu and Boonoong – living in districts of Tây Giang, Đông Giang, Nam Giang and Bắc Trà My – will show off their performances and cultural activities in Hội An through 2018.

Sounds like fun: A gong performance by the Cơ Tu ethnic minority. — VNS Photo Công Thành

The Quảng Nam Province Ethnic Festival, which began on January 31, aims to honour the cultural values of ethnic groups in the province and promote culture to tourists visiting Hội An.

Visitors will be able to explore the unique culture of ethnic minority groups, including folk dancing, singing and playing traditional musical instruments. VNS

 

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