Cultural space shows old spirit of Tet in Hue imperial relic site
A Tet cultural space was set up in Dien Tho palace on the site of Hue’s ancient citadel on January 29, attracting many local and foreign tourists.
|On Jan. 29, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre relived the Tet pole ceremony that used to take place under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) to signal that Lunar New Year day preparations can begin.
|The elegant music band of the royal court follows the pole, playing old royal music.|
|Artisans made Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake) and Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
|Artisans made Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake) and Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.|
|The event is part of the “Huong xua banh Tet” (Old atmosphere of Tet traditional cakes) programme.|
|According to local authority, the Hue ancient citadel relic complex – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – will be open with free admission for domestic visitors during the first three days of the 2019 Lunar New Year (February 5-7).
|Holidaymakers to the Hue ancient capital city on those days will have a chance to participate in royal games and enjoy calligraphy and martial arts performances, along with traditional dragon and lion dances.|
|The Hue imperial citadel relic site has been ranked second among the top seven tourist attractions of Vietnam in 2017.|