The event was part of the programme Learning about Vietnam 2022, aiming at introducing the traditional Lunar New year to international delegates.
The programme featured the participation of ambassadors and representatives from the diplomatic corps and international organisations in Vietnam.
The Learning about Vietnam 2022 programme was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, Hoai Duc District People's Committee, UNESCO, and UN-Habitat.
During the programme, delegates were invited to visit the flower street and experience cultural activities and traditional craft, such as wrapping Banh Chung or writing wishes on the lucky tree.
The programme also featured unique art performances, showing the traditional culture of Vietnam. Delegates had the opportunity to enjoy traditional cuisine and received updates about Vietnam's socioeconomic and cultural achievements.
The annual event has been organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2015 to provide updates on the country's socioeconomic achievements and promote Vietnamese culture to international friends.
|Launch of the flower street during the Home Hanoi Xuan 2022 programme |
With the theme, The Golden Journey of Lunar New Year Holiday, the flower street is a journey through regions, where the present and future meet and blend to create a panoramic picture of the golden area of the capital, where there are subtle flavours of architecture, culture, cuisine, and spiritual life.
This year's flower road seeks to recreate fields of colourful flowers with a train going through the four stops Golden Dream, Spring Road, Hometown Station, and Future Station. This is a journey to enjoy the spring space and experience the creative cultural identity of Hanoi.
The miniatures also aim to connect the heritage of the past, depicting the flow of contemporary life with the breath of technological quintessence, showing a Hanoi that is innovative and constantly moving.
The show also marks the launching of the Pont de Long Bien walking street, inspired by the historic bridge. The walking street is the intersection of traditional features with modern elements. In the pedestrian area, there are also stalls reproducing the scenes of Hanoi during the 19th century, creating a place to experience the atmosphere of the Lunar New Year market in the past and present.
|The programme also featured unique art performances, showing the traditional culture of Vietnam. |
On the flower street and pedestrian walking street, there are art activities associated with culture and creativity, such as folk art, fashion, spring flower walls, traditional craft villages, folk games, and more.
Heading towards the goal of building a civilised capital while preserving historical values, Home Hanoi Xuan 2022 seeks to create a connection between the past and the future, connecting space and time, sparking creativity for young people and preserving traditional local values, yet offering a new entertainment playground for people in the west of Hanoi during the Lunar New Year holidays.