Today: 24/06/2021 23:34:27 (GMT+7)

Le Mat village brings traditional Tet to thousands

A Hanoi-based group keen on preserving the ancient values of communal houses will host its annual gathering featuring various traditional customs celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival on January 26 and 27 in the capital.

The event, the fourth of its kind held by Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese Communal House) Group, is forecast to gather thousands of club members, diplomats, foreign students, international organizations, folk artists and locals.

Le Mat village’s communal house on the eastern outskirts of Hanoi will provide a platform to showcase the main activities over the two days.

Le Mat village, traditional Tet, Hanoi-based group, ancient values, annual gathering, various traditional customs, Lunar New Year Festival,  Le Mat Communal House

Participants will be able to make sticky rice cakes at the event.

Before departing for Le Mat village, the organizing board and foreign students will walk around Hang Luoc Flower Market and some relic sites within the Old Quarter like Bach Ma Temple on Hang Buom Street, the Ancient House at 87 Ma May Street and Kim Ngan Temple on Hang Bac Street.

The event at Le Mat Communal House will include a ceremony to erect “cay neu” a tall bamboo tree. The bamboo pole will be stripped of its leaves, except for a tuft at the top, so that it can be wrapped or decorated with red paper for good luck. Bows, arrows, bells and gongs will be hung on the tree with the hope that the bad luck of the past year is chased away and everyone has a happy New Year.

A traditional ceremony will also be held, as well as calligraphy and folk singing.

Artisans from host Le Mat village, which specializes in raising snakes, will perform snake dances.

Artisans from Kim Hoang Folk Painting Village from Hoai Duc district will perform an ancient genre of painting. Participants will have the opportunity to cook traditional food such as chung (square, sticky rice cake) and other traditional delicacies eaten during Lunar New Year.

Both men and women participating in the gathering are encouraged to wear the Vietnamese traditional long dress.

“The event aims to preserve and develop cultural values among Vietnamese people and praise the value of communal houses, especially the space around the houses which has been at risk of fading due to urbanization and international integration,” said fine arts critic Nguyen Duc Binh, head of the group.

“Through the annual Tet Viet event, the group wants to teach young people about traditional cultural values,” he said.

Interested people can register at Deadline for registration is January 22, 2019. The group is also calling for sponsorship and donations.

Le Mat village is located in Viet Hung ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi.

The event last year at So Village’s communal house, in Quoc Oai district, some 20km to the west of Hanoi’s center, gathered thousands of people including the group’s members, locals, tourists and representatives from diplomatic organizations in Hanoi.


Provincial Chairman instructs to hold unity and happy Tet holiday safely and savely
(BGO) – The regular meeting on January 2019 was organized on January 17 under the chair of Nguyen Van Linh, Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee (PPC). 
Numerous activities conducted to provide warm Tet for the needy
The Da Nang city Department of Industry and Trade in coordination with the city Labour Federation held a spring fair and gathering for poor workers in the city on January 16 to mark the occasion of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Vietnamese company to gift cars to top workers for Tet
A company in the northern Hai Duong Province plans to gift 45 cars and 20 electric scooters to its best employees for Tet.
MoET Minister Phung Xuan Nha extends Tet Greetings in Bac Giang
(BGO) – On January 16, Phung Xuan Nha, Member of the Central Party Committee, Minister of the Education and Training (MoET) visited, extended Tet Greetings and presented gifts to the teachers and officers working in the educational sector in the northern province of Bac Giang on the occasion of upcoming Lunar New Year. 
Over 15,000 tonnes of citrus fruits for Tet market
(BGO) – According to the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development in Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province, it is the peak harvest season of the sweet orange and pomelo serving to the Tet market. 

Source: VNS/VNA

Le Mat village, traditional Tet, Hanoi-based group, ancient values, annual gathering, various traditional customs, Lunar New Year Festival, Le Mat Communal House
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News