Published: 24/01/2011 05:00



Tet fun minority style at Ethnology Museum

Discover Vietnam’s minority tribes in person at the
Ethnology Museum at Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Hanoi during Tet from February 6
to 8.

A swing game which will be played at the Ethnology
Museum in Hanoi. (Photo: The organizers

For the first time, Raglai people
from Ninh Thuan Province, Dao and Na Mieo from Lang Son Province will all come
to introduce their colorful culture, music, dances and indigenous festivals to
Hanoi. Visitors will be able to see Lion dances of Nung people, gong
performances of Raglai and the bamboo dance of Thai people on the same stage.

Other attractions include water
puppet shows, calligraphy demonstrations and artists from Dong Ho painting
village who will show you how to paint the folk characters that have made their
village famous.

Many ethnic folk games will be
played. Kids can have fun with traditional toys such as pin wheel, to he
(figurines fashioned from colored rice dough), flowers and fruits made of dough,
12 animal designations made of clay. Guests can enjoy many kinds of cooking.

Mekong ornamental sales at 5 riverbank sites

The HCMC Department of
Transportation has announced five sales locations along the city’s rivers for
ornamental potted-plants from the Mekong Delta before Lunar New Year.

The five sites are a 400-meter long area beside
Phu Dinh River in Ward 16, District 8; a 200-meter long area along An Tai canal
side in Ward 7, District 8; a 1.7km strip along the Tau Hu Canal stretching from
the bridge on Ngang Canal to Cha Va  Bridge; a 470 meter-long area from Cha Va
Bridge to Nguyen Quyen Street; an 800 meter-long area from the corner of Le
Quang Kim & Hung Phu streets to Chu Y Bridge.

“Only the five listed locations can sell
ornamentals in the city,” Phan Cong Bang from the HCMC Department of
Transportation, said.

To transport flowers from Mekong Delta provinces
to HCMC, Mekong Delta gardeners should follow two routes. The first one is from
Cho Dem’s river - Ben Luc - Cho Dem Bridge - Binh Dien Bridge – Doi Canal - Tau
Hu Cabal. The second is from Vam Co Dong River - Nuoc Man Canal - Can Giuoc
River - Tau Hu Canal.

Exhibition of
Chinese artworks opens in Ha Noi

An exhibition of Chinese paintings,
photos and calligraphies was opened recently in Ha Noi to mark the 61st
anniversary of the establishment of Viet Nam-China diplomatic ties.

The event was jointly organised by
the Viet Nam-China Cultural Exchange Club, the Ha Noi Library and the Federation
of Literature and Art of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

On display were 32 paintings, 60
photos and 40 works of calligraphy in Chinese script by 27 artists from Guangxi
province, some of which were photos of President Ho Chi Minh taken during his
visit to the province 50 years ago.

Spring festival to
stir up capital

A bursting spring atmosphere will
be bought 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.

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, Me Linh along
with artificial flowers made of paper, metal, bronze and wood by artisans living
in the city.

Various traditional festive food
such as gio cha (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 the northern province of Bac Ninh’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

Da Lat flowers showcased at
blooming extravaganza

The launching ceremony for a fresh
flower showroom was opened in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat on Sunday by
the Rung Hoa Biotechnology Joint Stock Company.

The 1,200 sq.m showroom features
thousands of flowerpot including 60 varieties of temperate and tropical flowers,
especially flower varieties specific to Da Lat such as orchid, cymbidium
orchids, lyli, daisies and green apricot blossoms.

According to Rung Hoa company’s
General Director Nguyen Dinh Son, the showroom is built not only for business
but also for introducing Da Lat’s flowers to visitors.


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