Over 1,200 actors join Nguyen Tieu Festival parade

Monday, 06/02/2023 15:30
On February 5, thousands of Ho Chi Minh City people and tourists joined street art parade activities of the Tet Nguyen Tieu (Nguyen Tieu Festival), also known as the Lantern Festival of the Chinese-Vietnamese community, in District 5.
Nguyen Tieu festival, (also known as Tet Thuong Nguyen and Tet Hoa Dang) is one of the traditional festivals, which has existed for a long time in the Vietnamese - Chinese community. 
On the occasion of the festival, Vietnamese - Chinese people often go to pagodas and temples to pray for a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous year. 
In particular, the street art parade is the focus of the Nguyen Tieu Festival in District 5.
Costume actors show the customs and habits of Chinese language groups, combined with performances of dragon lion, and circus parade on the main streets of District 5.
Eight fairies parade on stilts
The procession moved from Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street to Chau Van Liem, Lao Tu, Luong Nhu Hoc, Nguyen Trai, Tran Xuan Hoa, and Tran Hung Dao streets, and ended at the Cultural Center of District 5.
This year, the street art parade event gathered 20 dragon lion dance troupes and about 1,200 actors to participate, re-enacting the culture organized by the Chinese community in the Cho Lon area. In the photo, the actors dressed up as God of Fortune, Phuc - Loc - Tho, generals, soldiers, and fairies.
Most of the participants in the parade belonged to the Chinese community in District 5 and District 6.
The parade attracted the attention of thousands of people on both sides of the road.
People enjoy taking pictures with the characters.
BTA (Photo: VOV)