2018 Lunar New Year Celebrations to kick off in Hanoi
(VNF) - Tet (Lunar New Year) is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam – how are you going to celebrate it? Check out seven suggestions below.
1. Eco New Year Fair “The Quintessence of Three Regions in Vietnam”
02 – 04 Feb 2018, 8 am – 5 pm
Pho Truc shophouses, Ecopark
This is the biggest, most impressive New Year Fair ever held at Ecopark with more than 200 booths which brings you an amazing shopping experience. We offer perse choices at the fair, including groceries; specialties from all 3 regions of Vietnam, handcrafted goods; clothing, and decoration ornaments for the New Year. Participants can also experience the traditional Lunar New Year “Tết” with several cultural activities such as New Year calligraphy, making bánh chưng, and folk games,…
2. Calligraphy Exhibition “Stroke of Spring – Art of Nôm”
02 Feb – 02 Mar 2018
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi)
An exhibition of 50 calligraphy works by authors and researchers of calligraphy and Nôm – a logographic writing system formerly used to write the Vietnamese language – inspired by poems about the New Year and Spring by the late President Ho Chi Minh and famous figures such as Tran Nhan Tong, Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Huy Luong, Nguyen Du,… There will be calligraphy demonstrations and a calligraphy workshop for pupil at the opening of the exhibition.
3. REAL TET Festival
03 and 04 Feb 2018
Le PARC by Gamuda
Gamuda City (adjacent to Yen So Park), Hoang Mai, Hanoi
“Tet is getting boring” is what the majority says when the Lunar New Year comes. Why? Is it because we’re too focused on the virtual goals that we forgot what’s Tet about? You spend your year living on the internet, then spend a day live with no internet, no Facebook and come to REAL TET Festival to experience the traditional Tet – free of charge!
4. New Year Fair for the Less Fortunate
03 – 04 Feb 2018, 8 am – 6 pm
Thong Nhat Park
New Year Fair for the Less Fortunate (including people living in poverty, patients, the homeless, the disabled, people with difficult circumstances) is organized by the goodwill group “Ngoi truong uoc mo va nhung nguoi ban” (Dream school & Friends). Each participant will be given a card with all information about the fair location, helpline number. The card will have 10 boxes to be ticked, each box equals VND 50,000. They can then choose the products that they want or need, and give the card back to the organizers when they finish shopping.
5. Giang Vo Spring Fair 2018
Opening: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 7.30 pm
Fair: 06 – 12 Feb 2018, 9 am – 9 pm
Cultural Friendship Palace (91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi)
Giang Vo Spring Fair 2018 – with products from all regions of Vietnam, candied fruits and sweets, traditional foods from more than 300 businesses and manufacturers coming from more than 35 provinces in the country – promises to bring you the largest shopping event of the year of Hanoians on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year celebration.
6. Vietnam Regional Specialties Fair
07 – 11 Feb 2018
Aeon Mall Long Bien, Hanoi
New Year Fair with 126 booths, organized according to Japanese standards and in particular that of AEON Group’s, including New Year Gifts, regional specialties of Vietnam, decorating trees, calligraphy making, tò he, international food corner,… This will be an ideal space for your family and friends to enjoy the moment after a busy year of working and studying.
7. Spring Festival
02 - 08 Feb 2018
Vietnam Exhibition Centre of Culture and Art (2 Hoa Lu Street, Hanoi)
Cultural activities featuring traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) activities and a special organic produce market will be held at a Spring Festival in downtown Hanoi.
Artisans from traditional craft villages nationwide would display their skills. They would introduce paper flowers from Thanh Tien village (Hue), silverwork from Chau Khe village (Hai Duong), bamboo dragonflies from Thach That district (Hanoi) and conical hats from Chuong village, Thanh Oai district (Hanoi).
An exhibition of 100 photos will introduce cultural heritage, nature and the traditional celebrations of Vietnamese people. A space will also feature how Vietnamese celebrated Lunar New Year in the past./.