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Ancient town to celebrate Lunar New Year with a bang

Update: January, 16/2020 - 16:51


A folk performance is staged on the Hoài River bank in Hội An. The ancient town will host series programme in celebration of lunar New Year from January 21 to February 9. — VNS Photo Công Thành 

HỘI AN — Popular Japanese singer Ueno Yuuka, who was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Hội An-Japan Cultural Exchange, will perform with singer Kawamura Yui and the Kolme band from Japan on Lunar New Year’s eve at the Sculpture Park in the ancient city on January 24.

The city said the performance will begin at 10.30pm and be followed by a firework display.

Decorations in the Old Quarter of Hội An. — Photo courtesy Hội An City

The show is part of events to celebrate the New Year in the UNESCO world heritage site.

Local craft demonstrations, folk performances, a photo exhibition and a boat race will be organised in the evening on the Hoài River bank from January 24-29.

Lanterns on sale at a night market in Hội An. The city is decorated with lanterns at night.— VNS Photo Công Thành 

A glutinous cake making competition will be held among communes and villages in suburban of Hội An from January 21-24.

Tourists visit Trà Quế vegetable village in suburban Hội An. The village was recognised as a new destination in the city. — VNS Photo Công Thành 

Craft villages in Hội An will host festivals to honour their traditional products, including tree planting at Trà Quế vegetable village; Kim Bồng carpentry village; and a maize festival in Cẩm Nam village from January 29 to February 9. — VNS

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