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'Vietnamese Tet - Old Quarter's New Year 2023', which is being held by the Management of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi's Old Quarter, is a series of cultural activities to introduce the public to the unique cultural and artistic space as well as fascinating experiences about the traditional beauty of the Lunar New Year.
A procession departs from Heritage House (87 Ma May), passes through many streets, and stops at Kim Ngan Communal House (42 – 44 Hang Bac street). (Photo: Thanh Tung/VNA)
The bamboo pole erection ceremony at Kim Ngan communal house. (Photo: Thanh Tung/VNA)
Residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the cultural space of the traditional Tet at Kim Ngan Communal House, as well as be introduced to the zodiac animal of the year, and calligraphy writing.
Asking for calligraphy letters - one of the Vietnamese customs at the beginning of the year - still exists today.
At Heritage House 87 Ma May street, the organizing committee arranges and introduces the living space of a family to welcome Tet.
A peach branch in the courtyard of the Heritage House 87 Ma May street.
Visitors can try wrapping Banh chung, or chung cake, a traditional food enjoyed during Tet holiday in Vietnam.
An exhibition of paintings with the theme "Cats" by a group of Hanoi artists at the Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center, 50 Dao Duy Tu Street.
The Arts and Culture Center (22 Hang Buom street) holds decoration activities with peach and chrysanthemum flowers to welcome visitors for the Lunar New Year 2023.
Young people call this place a "mini studio".
At the mural space of Phung Hung Street, artisans and craftsmen from Vietnamese craft villages introduce traditional folk products and perform regional music.

Program welcomes Lunar New Year in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

(VOVWORLD) - A cultural activity program called 'Vietnamese Tet - Old Quarter's New Year 2023' in Hanoi's Old Quarter recreates many traditional rituals. The program, which will run until February 28, aims to promote Hanoi's history, culture and tourism to domestic and international tourists.  

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