2018 Lunar New Year Celebrations – Part II

2018 Lunar New Year Celebrations – Part II

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See part I here

See information on firework shows in Hanoi on Lunar New Year’s Eve here

1. Cultural Program “Spring Colors Across Vietnam”
Program: 01 – 28 Feb 2018 (closed on 14 and 15 Feb 2018)
Spring festival: 24 and 25 Feb 2018
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism
Dong Mo, Son Tay, Ha Noi

“Spring Colors Across Vietnam” is a cultural program which takes place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism throughout February. At the center of the program is a spring festival with the same theme, taking place on February 24 and 25, 2018. This is an annual event held to celebrate the cultural heritage of all ethnic groups in Vietnam. It features interesting festivities, art performances, and distinctive folk games and traditional dishes of the ethnic groups. The festival has the participation of 80 ethnic people of 11 Vietnamese ethnic groups (Tày, Dao, Mông, Thái, Mường, Khơ Mú, Tà Ôi, Cơ Tu, RagLai, Ê Đê, Khmer) in collaboration with artists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

2. Lunar New Year at Hanoi Old Quarter
Exhibition: 02 Feb – 04 Mar 2018
Folk music performances: 17 – 20 Feb 2018, 8 – 10 pm
Hanoi Old Quarter

Ảnh: Báo Hànộimới

A series of events introducing the Lunar New Year traditions organized by the Hanoi Old Quarter’s management board, featuring cultural activities and folk music performances at old houses and cultural centers in the Old Quarter.

3. West Lake Countdown Party
Thu 15 Feb 2018, from 9 pm
Pan Pacific Hanoi
No 1 Thanh Nien Street

As Tet spirit overshadows Pan Pacific Hanoi, the tradition of family reunion will be enriched and refreshed with a high-rise countdown at our newly refurbished West Lake venue. The tables are thoughtfully set up with authentic Vietnamese Pho served to your order while the panoramic view from floor 19 will make you feel at the same level as the fireworks lighting up the entire sky. From VND780,000++ per adult including three drinks and unlimited traditional Pho; VND380,000++ per child including two drinks and unlimited traditional Pho. Hotline: 090 177 8318.

4. Firework Party at Lotte Observation Deck
Thu 15 Feb 2018, from 10 pm
Lotte Center (enter from B1 floor)
54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

In the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2018, LOTTE Observation Deck will opened until 1 am for guests to enjoy firework display in Hanoi. At the height of 272m with glass walls, Lotte Observation Deck guarantees to give you an unforgettable experience enjoying firework display in every direction on New Year’s Eve. Opening hours are 8.30 am (15 Feb) to 1 am (16 Feb). SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 50% entrance fee from 10 pm to 1 am. For details, please contact our hotline: 098 724 3922 or 024 3333 6018.

5. Light Music Festival
17 Feb – 16 Mar 2018
Bao Son Paradise Park
Km5+200, Le Trong Tan Street, An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Hanoi

The entire Bao Son Paradise Park will be turned into a Light City. Carefully-crafted in 6 months by hundreds of artisans, the Light City will feature about 100 sculptures in a variety of shapes including windmill, glass shoes, flamingos, orchestra, angel, swan, pumpkin, dolphin,…, creating a picturesque fairy land for festival-goers.

6. New Year Book Street
Opening: Sun 18 Feb 2018, 9.30 am
Book fair: 18 – 25 Feb 2018
19/12 Book Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

In celebration of the Year of the Dog 2018, a Book Street event will take place from 18 to 25 Feb 2018 on the 19/12 Book Street in Hanoi. A variety of books (children, literary, economic, technology, foreign-language,… books) will be displayed and introduced at the event by several publishing houses. Other activities such as book signing, book reading, discussions with authors, discussions about calligraphy art, painting corner for kids,… will also take place.

7. “Happy Year of the Dog”: The Culture of Binh Phuoc
24 and 25 Feb 2018, 9 am – 5.30 pm
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay, Hanoi

Come experience the new year traditions of the southern province of Binh Phuoc where nature is untouched by human. The sound of gongs, the melody of folk songs and traditional instrument here are considered the soul of cultural life of the southern people, which contains hidden meanings and beauty. The southern traditional dishes will be a big surprise to visitors. The event is an opportunity to experience the Tết traditions of both the South and the North of Vietnam while being in Hanoi. What are you waiting for?

8. Exhibition “The Ancestor Altar during Tết”
02 Feb – 03 Mar 2018
Kim Ngan Temple
42 Hang Bac, Hanoi

An exhibition which explores the Vietnamese tradition of cleaning and arranging the ancestor alter to welcome a new year.

9. Exhibition “Spring Blossoms of Hanoi”
02 Feb – 03 Mar 2018
Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre
2 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

A showcase of 80 oil and watercolor flower paintings by 13 Hanoian artists.

10. Ca Trù Concert “Worship Songs for Spring”
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 7.30 pm
Kim Duc Ca Quan, 1st floor, Phusalab
No. 21, Alley 52, To Ngoc Van, Hanoi

After the success of the “Spring melody” concert in January, Kim Duc Ca Quan (a group of ca trù singers) proudly presents February’s ca trù (Vietnam’s ancient chamber music) concert with the theme “Worship Songs for Spring”. The event is free of charge (limited seats, kindly register in advance). Contact: 0123 478 8887, email [email protected].

11. Phung Hung Murals

Phung Hung Street in Hanoi has transformed into an art space with 17 paintings on the walls of a railway viaduct that passes it. Inspired by the memories of old Hà Nội and Vietnamese culture, the murals are the result of the project “Community Art for a Better Place” – a collaboration between Vietnamese and South Korean artists.

12. Tết Food Fair
10 am – 3 pm, 18 – 25 Feb 2018
Poem Entertainment Complex, Flamingo Dai Lai Resort
Ngoc Thanh, Phuc Yen, Vinh Phuc

3 flavors – 3 regions – 3 chefs: Street food festival with fun and game activities. In Vietnamese culture, Tết is the most observed holiday, the beginning of spring as well as an occasion for Vietnamese people to convey the New Year with their beloved family members. From 18th to 25th of February, unite with your family and friends to enjoy our special culinary event featuring Tết feasts bringing to you the very best Vietnamese street food and the longest grill in town to celebrate the “Year of the Dog”. Ticket: VND 520,000++ per adult, VND 365,000++ per child 6-11 YO. Make your reservation to enjoy complimentary resort’s entrance ticket and all festivities in the resort during Tet. Hotline: 098 600 9393.


15 Feb – Lunar New Year’s Eve Firework Displays in Hanoi
15 Feb – Firework Party at Lotte Observation Deck
15 Feb – West Lake Countdown Party
16 – 28 Feb – Cultural Program “Spring Colors Across Vietnam”
16 Feb – 04 Mar – Lunar New Year at Hanoi Old Quarter
17 Feb – 16 Mar – Light Music Festival
18 – 25 Feb – New Year Book Street
18 – 25 Feb – Tết Food Fair
24 Feb – Ca Trù Concert “Worship Songs for Spring”
24 and 25 Feb – “Happy Year of the Dog”: The Culture of Binh Phuoc
02 Feb – 03 Mar – Exhibition “The Ancestor Altar during Tết”
02 Feb – 03 Mar – Exhibition “Spring Blossoms of Hanoi”
From 02 Feb – Phung Hung Murals


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