Visitors to Hue Imperial Palace have the chance to revisit the olden days and enjoy a real traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) through a “Huong xua banh Tet” (Old atmosphere of Tet traditional cakes) program organized by the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.
The program includes Hue singing, royal and folk games, calligraphy performances, and a Chung cake and Tet cake wrapping contest.
The vibrant promise of spring fills the atmosphere of the event with traditional costumes, red matching couples, and spring flowers.
Delicately wrapped traditional cakes as served at the palace in the past.
Imperial maids in beautiful red and blue Ao Dai.
The bustle of activities for Tet.
Folk games are laid out on a mat ready to play.
Pens and ink-slabs are prepared for writing calligraphy.
The materials are all ready to make Chung and Tet cakes.
Kind words of hope are written in calligraphy for visitors.
Japanese tourists have expressed their joy when receiving words handwritten in Vietnamese calligraphy.
The performance of an ancient dance.
The Royal court performance at the ‘Huong xua Banh Tet’ program.