Taste “Flavor of Vietnamese Lunar New Year” in HCMC on the first days of 2012

It is about three weeks left until Tet (Lunar New Year), the biggest and the most important traditional festival in Vietnam. Tet is the time for family members to gather, honor ancestors, share great joy and send good wishes to everyone. 

 
Visitors can choose to join a special cultural event named “Flavor of Vietnamese Lunar New Year” at Long Thuan Garden House, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City on January 7th, 2012 to learn more about local-culture. 
 
 
Long Thuan Garden - A green and nostalgic space in the heart of HCMC
 
Coming to the event, participants have chance to take part in a talk on Tet, spiritual values and customs of welcoming Lunar New Year of Vietnamese by historian Nguyen Khac Thuan and psychologist Ly Thi Mai.
 
A bundle of exciting cultural activities such as calligraphy demonstration, New Year greeting card drawing, Banh Chung (Vietnamese traditional glutinous cake in Tet holiday) making, watermelon carving, and “tò he” (traditional toys made of colored glutinous rice powder) are waiting for visitors to enjoy.
 
As planned, a typical Vietnamese New Year’s Eve feast with traditional and delicious dishes and desserts is hosted and promised to satisfy any gastronomes.
 
In addition, the event features exhibitions of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), Dong Ho wood-engraved paintings, and various performances of martial arts, lion dancing and folk games.
 
 
Calligraphy - Part of Tet culture
 
Entrance ticket is priced at VND 500, 000 for adult and VND 300, 000 for children under 10.
 
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