Over 100 young people don traditional costumes to join in a street parade held in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. (Photo: Anninhthudo.vn)

The fifth edition of the programme aims to help young people to gain a better understanding of traditional cultural values and contribute to preserving and promoting them. (Photo: Anninhthudo.vn)

A delegation of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue also take part in the street parade. (Photo: Anninhthudo.vn)

The delegation begins their journey at Heritage House at 87 Ma May street. They then travel across Dao Duy Tu, Hang Chieu, Hang Giay, Hang Buom, Ta Hien, and Hang Bac Streets before stopping at Kim Ngan Temple. (Photo: Anninhthudo.vn)

Cultural spaces in Hanoi’s Old Quarter will be filled with traditional Tet activities from January 28 to February 9. (Photo: Anninhthudo.vn)

Other cultural addresses around Hanoi’s Old Quarter such as the Cultural and Arts Centre on Hang Buom street, Dong Lac Communal House on Hang Dao street, and the Old Quarter Heritage Information Centre on Hang Buom street will also introduce Vietnamese culture and Tet customs.

The opening activity is the ritual of erecting “Neu” tree at Kim Ngan Communal House.

“Cay Neu”, a tall bamboo pole believed to be able to ward off evil so that the souls of the ancestors can enjoy Tet with their family members, the most important festival held in the Vietnamese calendar.