Hoian ancient town lantern festival to welcome New Year 2013

Hoi-An-Lunar-New-Year-2013 Hoian ancient town lantern festival to welcome New Year 2013Hoi An ancient town to greet the Lunar New Year Festival on February 9- 16. The festival’s organising committee annoucned that around 50 lantern centres in the city will take part in the annual cultural event.

The best lanterns with traditional designs will light up for Lunar New Year’s eve on February 9.

The 500m long road from An Hoi bridge to the Hoai River Square will be lit up by hundreds of colourful lanterns during seven days of the Lunar New Year.

A series of cultural and art performances will be held to celebrate the holiday. A boat racing will be held on the Hoai River , bonsai, calligraphy and flock performances. The main streets of Tran Hung Dao, Nguyen Hue and Hoang Dieu will be embellished with flowers.

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