29/01/2016 15:20 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Cultural activities ring in Year of the Monkey

Hanoi, January 29 (VNA) - Hanoi is holding a series of special cultural and arts activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year from January 29 to February 13.

Activities include the Spring Newspaper Festival 2016, meetings with artists, writers, intellectuals and dignitaries, arts and sports performances, as well as folklore games all over the districts and suburban districts of Hanoi.

Besides, on the lunar New Year's Ever, Hanoi will have fireworks at 31 destinations. The display will last for 15 minutes from midnight on February 8 of 2016. Moreover, there will be six altitude points of fireworks, two of which at Sword Lake, while the rest are at Lenin Park, Nguyen Hoang Ton Park, Van Quan Lake, and My Dinh national stadium.

Arts performances will be held as well at Ly Thai To Park, around Ha Dong, Tay Ho centres, and in front of My Dinh national stadium, and at the fireworks points.
Director of Culture and Sports Department To Van Dong said on the occasion, a programme entitled Vietnamese Tet will be held for the first time at the Museum of Hanoi from January 29 to February 3.

"If the event is successful, this will be an iconic cultural activity for the capital's citizens on each lunar New Year," Dong said.