Participants started their journey from a traditional Tet market at the Mong Phu communal house, in which they experienced Vietnamese calligraphy, folk music and culinary, and explored specialities of the locality.

Then, they were introduced with traditional practices of Vietnamese people during Tet, as well as typical dishes prepared during the festival, especially traditional desserts of Duong Lam.

Participants joining the "Tet in Vietnamese villages" in Duong Lam

They had a chance to explore handicrafts at the lacquer production workshop and joined folk games of Vietnam such as duck hunting, cock fighting and fish catching.

According to the Hanoi Center for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion, the activities are part of a program themed "Tet in Vietnamese villages," which aims to introduce the traditional cultural values of Vietnam as well as the beauty of Duong Lam - a popular tourist attraction- to international friends.

It is also part of the city's efforts to speed up post-pandemic recovery and development, especially for the tourism sector.

The program will last through January 15.

Source: VNA