In Hanoi, the Hanoi Cheo Theater will organize two Chèo (traditional Vietnamese stage art) performances. The first performance will be held at Van Quan Lake in Ha Dong district at 9 p.m., followed by a show at Ngoc Son Temple at 10 p.m. Both events are scheduled to take place on February 9.

To further promote Vietnamese culture, the Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre will present water puppet shows in Hoan Kiem district on February 9 and February 11. These shows aim to provide local and international tourists with a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.

The Hanoi municipal People’s Committee has planned a series of fireworks shows across 32 venues in the capital city on February 10, to mark the end of the Lunar New Year’s Eve. The fireworks will last for 15 minutes, featuring nine high-range shows and 23 low-range displays.

Moving to Ho Chi Minh City, various cultural activities are scheduled to kick off to celebrate the annual festival.

“Xuan Que Huong” (Homeland Spring), the largest cultural event for overseas Vietnamese (OVs) during the lunar year of the dragon, will be held from February 1 to February 2. The program will include a ceremony to offer incense and flowers to the Hung Kings, a trip on Metro Line No.1 Suoi Tien-Ben Thanh, and exchanges with localities. On February 2, participants will pay respect to President Ho Chi Minh and President Ton Duc Thang, as well as take part in the traditional ritual of releasing carps.

A highlight of the program will be a meeting between the OVs and State President Vo Van Thuong, accompanied by an art program that will be held on the night of February 2.

On Lunar New Year’s Eve, there will be 15-minute firework displays at six locations across the city. One of the displays will be a high-altitude show at the Thu Thiem Tunnel area, while the remaining five displays will be low-altitude.

In addition, there will be a spring flower festival, the Banh Tet Festival, Nguyen Hue Flower Street, and a book festival open to the public throughout February.

The Lunar New Year festival is the most significant traditional celebration in Vietnam each year. This year, the Tet holiday will last for seven days from February 8 to February 14.

Vietnamese people view Tet as the start of a new year, representing new beginnings, good fortunes, and bidding farewell to the previous year.