A special cultural event titled “Flavor of Vietnamese Lunar New Year” will be held at the Long Thuan garden house in District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City on January 7.
|To he -traditional toy figurines made from glutinous rice powder and shaped into tiny figures of dragons, roses, animals and people (Photo: KK)|
Tet Lunar New Year is the biggest and most important traditional festival in the country. It is a time of great joy and family reunion, a time to honor ancestors, express filial piety and spread the message of love to all humanity.
The “Flavor of Vietnamese Lunar New Year” program is expected to bring joy to participants, especially the youth and children, during the festive Tet season with a bundle of exciting cultural activities.
Visitors will have a chance to take part in a talk on Tet and the ethics and spirituality of the custom of welcoming Lunar New Year in the country by historian Nguyen Khac Thuan and psychologist Ly Thi Mai.
A traditional Vietnamese Tet New Year dinner menu with delicious dishes and desserts will lure gastronomes.
Visitors will also enjoy and can take part in calligraphy demonstrations, drawing of New Year greeting cards, Banh Chung (Vietnamese traditional glutinous rice cake) baking, watermelon carving and creating ‘to he’ (traditional toy figurines made from glutinous rice powder and shaped into tiny figures of dragons, roses, animals, people).
The event also includes exhibitions of ao dai and Dong Ho wood-engraved paintings, performances of martial arts and kylin and a lion dance, besides various folk games.
Entry tickets are priced at VND500,000 for an adult and VND300,000 for children under 10.
Visitors can register for use of transport provided by the organizer, the Si Hoang Company, at VND80,000 for a return ticket and free of charge for children under 5.
Participants can contact Ms.Le, cell phone number: 0916 726 2012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.