Vietnamese New Year Festival

Vietnamese New Year Festival

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Exhibition: 22 Jan – 24 Feb 2018, 8 am – 5 pm, off on Mondays and 14, 15, 16 Feb 2018
Tet program for children: 22 – 27 Jan 2018, 8 am – 5 pm
Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods ceremony: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 2 pm
Water puppet performance: 18 – 20 Feb 2018, 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
Incense burning ritual: Sat 24 Feb 2018

Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long
19C Hoàng Diệu, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

Celebrations of Vietnam’s New Year (Tết) will be held at the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long during January 22 – 27, 2018. This is where children get to know more about the traditional New Year holiday through archives of the French museum Albert Kahn, and wood carvings by Henri Oger that depict traditional Tết rituals and ceremonies. They can also enjoy traditional games and performances, and traditional paintings of different genres such as Đông Hồ, Hàng Trống, Kim Hoàng.

Several other rituals, ceremonies and cultural performances will also take place.

Program:

* Exhibition of archives and wood carvings:
– Official Showcase: 22 Jan – 24 Feb 2018
– Tết program for children: 22 – 27 Jan 2018

* Ceremonies and cultural performances:
– Ông Công – Ông Táo (Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods) ceremony & setting up the New Year’s Tree (2 pm on 7 Feb 2018)
– Water puppet performance (10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm, 18 – 20 Feb 2018)
– Burning incense to start the New Year (24 Feb 2018)

The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long will be closed on 14, 15, 16 Feb 2018 and reopened on 17 Feb 2018.

The relic sites will remain opened.

Contact number: 024 3734 5427

Tickets

– Adults: VND 30,000/person/tour
– Vietnamese students (15 years old or above) and old people (60 or above): VND 15,000
(Note: Student cards and identity cards must be presented upon purchase of tickets.)
– Children under the age of 15 and people who were of meritorious service to the country during the war are exempt from tickets.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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