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Cần Thơ holds Tết celebrations

CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT - Children watch water puppetry of “Sắc Xuân Miệt Vườn” (Spring in the Countryside), which is taking place at the Museum of Cần Thơ. VNA/VNS Photo by Ánh Tuyết

HCM CITY Several activities to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year) are being launched in the Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) city of Cần Thơ.

A fair called Sắc Xuân Miệt Vườn (Spring in the Countryside) at the Museum of Cần Thơ is attracting thousands of visitors.

The event introduces stalls to honour local traditional crafts such as bánh tráng (rice paper), toys with coconut leaf, and scarf weaving.

It also includes an ông đồ (calligraphers) market to offer calligraphy words for visitors to wish for luck, happiness and prosperity.

The fair offers a book stall for visitors to take a rest and enjoy their favourite books.

A series of traditional art performances such as tài tử music and water puppetry are being held as well.

The event remains open until February 14 (January 5 of lunar calendar).

In addition, Cần Thơ will host the Kylin – Lion – Dragon Festival from February 3 and 4.

The festival will attract 15 teams from the city, HCM City and neighbouring provinces of Vĩnh Long, Long An, Hậu Giang, An Giang and Đồng Tháp, who will compete in the categories of Lân Lên Mai Hoa Thung (Climb a Mountain), and dragon dance.

The city’s flower road will open from February 5-14 at Hậu River Park in Ninh Kiều District.

A fireworks display will be set off on February 10 (Lunar New Year’s Eve) at five venues to welcome the Year of the Dragon.

The fireworks will begin at midnight and last 15 minutes. VNS

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