14:33 | 22/01/2017 Society
A wide variety of activities are being held at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi to welcome traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival.
On January 20, a ceremony in observance of the traditional Kitchen God Day and the cay neu (“neu pole”) planting ceremony were held ahead of the Lunar New Year and.
An exhibition will also be organised to introduce a series of paintings themed on Tet. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about the history and unique characteristics of three famous types of Vietnamese folk paintings, namely Hang Trong, Kim Hoang and Dong Ho.
An exhibition will also feature a collection of fifteen articles of clothing belonging to emperors under the Trinh-Nguyen Dynasty, which were collected by researcher Trinh Bach.
The event aims to promote the traditional embroidery and sewing arts as well as to demonstrate the talent and skill of craftsmen and the uniqueness and sophistication of traditional royal costumes.
During these days, the newly unearthed archaeological relics area at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel will open to serve visitors. Visitors can know more about the glorious history as well as the magnificent scale of the citadel in the past.
On the first days of the Lunar New Year, visitors to the citadel will enjoy numerous other traditional cultural activities including an incense-offering ceremony to worship past emperors and water puppetry performances.