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Spring festival set to brighten capital

HA NOI — A bursting spring atmosphere will be brought to downtown Ha Noi by a festival gathering typical products such as bonsai trees from handicraft villages on the outskirts of the city between January 27 and February 1.

Bouquet: A farmer tends flowers in Tay Tuu Village on the outskirts of Ha Noi. Flowers from the village and neighbouring areas will soon appear at a spring festival in the capital city. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

The festival, which will be held on Tran Nhan Tong Street and nearby areas in Thong Nhat Park, will feature not only bonsai trees, but flowers from the villages of Nhat Tan, Tay Tuu and Me Linh along with artificial flowers made of paper, bronze and other metals and wood by artisans living in the city.

Various traditional festive food such as gio (boiled minced pork paste), nem chua (fermented pork paste) from Uoc Le Village and jams from Xuan Dinh Village will also be available at the festival, along with worshipping wares from Ha Noi's Son Dong Village, and furniture from Bac Ninh Province's Dong Ky Village.

Traditional folk performances will also take place including quan ho (love duets), cheo (traditional opera) and ca tru (ceremonial singing), as well as folk games and traditional handicraft competitions.

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