Exhibition features Vietnamese pastime of kite flying

Nhan Dan Online – A kite exhibition opened on November 19 at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi.

At the kite exhibition (Photo: cand.com.vn)
At the kite exhibition (Photo: cand.com.vn)

Works on display include documents, artifacts, and typical kites of the regions of Vietnam and other countries in Asia.

The event is part of the ‘Kites in Vietnamese cultural life’ programme, which aims to introduce visitors to kite flying – a traditional pastime of Vietnamese people – and to the creativity and skill of kite makers.

Under the theme ‘Sharing the Sky’, the programme features a mass kite performance on the evening of November 20 by members of 12 clubs from 10 cities and provinces. Colourful kites in many shapes and sizes will be lifted high into the sky and accompanied by sound and lights.

Visitors will also have a chance to take part in folk games and to construct and decorate kites under the instruction of artisans.

A display of 42 traditional costumes from Vietnamese ethnic groups also opened at the village yesterday. Weaving and embroidery products in various patterns and materials are on display, reflecting the development of Vietnamese clothing over time.

The two exhibitions are part of the ongoing ‘Great National Solidarity – Vietnam Cultural Heritage’ Week, held from November 18 to 24 to honor Vietnamese cultural identity.

baotintuc/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online