Ceremony to install ‘cay neu’ in 2020 (Source: VNA)

Diverse activities will be held at 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 management board of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter will host the program, 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 activities will be updated and livestreamed via the ‘Pho Co Ha Noi’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/phocohanoi.HN/ and website www.hoankiem360.vn./.