Programme to recreate spring celebrations of Hanoians in the past

The management board of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter will host a cultural and arts programme from January 28 to February 15 to celebrate Lunar New Year 2022 – the Year of the Tiger.

Calligraphy performance in Phung Hung mural street (Photo: VNA)
Calligraphy performance in Phung Hung mural street (Photo: VNA)

Various activities will be held within the framework of the programme, including arts performances, an exchange of narcissus growers, making ‘chung’ (square glutinous rice) cakes, a display of pottery products, and lighting performances.

A ceremony to install ‘cay neu’ (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips), an important ritual to ward off evil spirits and welcome the Lunar New Year, will also be re-enacted on the occasion.

The programme will take place in many venues of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, including the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre at 50 Dao Duy Tu Street, the heritage house at 87 Ma May Street, Kim Ngan Communal House at 42 Hang Bac Street, Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre at 2 Le Thai To Street, and the Phung Hung mural street.

The activities will be updated and livestreamed via the ‘Pho Co Ha Noi’ Facebook page at and website