Hội An lantern festival to welcome New Year

The ancient city of Hội An will organise a lantern festival to greet the Lunar New Year on February 9- 16.

The festival’s organising committee told Việt Nam News that around 50 lantern centres in the city will take part in the annual cultural event.

“The best lanterns with traditional designs will light up for Lunar New Year’s eve on February 9.

The 500m long road from An Hội bridge to the Hoài River Square will be lit up by hundreds of colourful lanterns during seven days of the Lunar New Year,” said the organisers.

A series of cultural and art performances will be held to celebrate the holiday.

Hội An will also host boat racing on the Hoài River , bonsai, calligraphy and flock performances.

The main streets of Trần Hưng Đạo, Nguyễn Huệ and Hoàng Diệu will be transformed into a flower display for the New Year celebrations.

 Source: VNA

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