|The silk market at Vạn Phúc village. File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Various activities celebrating traditional silk weaving will be held in Vạn Phúc Village between November 8 and 17 during the Vạn Phúc Culture – Tourism – Trading Handicraft Village event.
The event will include a worship ceremony, festive activities and a crafts market. Art shows and folk games will entertain tourists while trading will take place at silk stores every day until 11pm.
Food stalls will serve local cuisine while bonsai plants and flowers will be available at the site.
Vạn Phúc Village, located 10km west of Hà Nội’s centre, has a hundred-year history of handicrafts.
Its products were first introduced to the world at the Marseille Fair in 1931 and in Paris in 1932, where they were called delicate handicraft products of Indochina
Between 1958 and 1988, the village’s products were exported to eastern European countries before being exported to other countries all over the world starting in 1990. — VNS