Spring royal rituals re-enacted at Thang Long Imperial Citadel 
(Source: NDO)

Various traditional rituals performed during Tet are re-enacted and can be found at www.hoangthanhthanglong.vn and trungbayonline.hoangthanhthanglong.vn.

A highlight of the programme is a thematic exhibition that explains procedures to create and issue the ancient calendar in the Le Dynasty (1428-1789), especially a process to present the calendar cover to the king.

The process was recently re-enacted at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

Traditional Tet customs such as worshiping the ancestors and displaying Tet pictures and couplets, among others, are also introduced. On showcase are artisans’ specialised tools and materials to create woodblocks.

On this occasion, Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center will organize an exchange with historian Le Van Lan and woodblock artisan Nguyen Van Thao. Historian Le Van Lan will tell stories about Tet and woodblock artisan Nguyen Van Thao will introduce an important process to make books during feudal periods./.