The program is reminiscent of the old Tet colors
The space "The old flavor of Tet cakes" is filled with spring colors such as traditional costumes, calligraphy poems and spring flowers. Local residents and visitors can experience the Tet holiday atmosphere through the chung cake and tet cake making competition of teams from the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.
In the bustling atmosphere of the chau van songs, the Hue Singing melodies, and songs about Hue and spring, the royal New Year atmosphere is re-enacted through court games: do xam huong (a game with dices and cards), bai vu (a game with an eight-sided dice), dau ho (throwing an arrow into a bottle), performing calligraphy and giving calligraphy words...
After the ritual of releasing the aspirations to the sky with wishes such as New Year’s happiness, peaceful happiness, peace of mind and strength to overcome challenges, etc., Hue Monuments Conservation Center conducted the procession of offering cakes at The Mieu.
The program was meant as a start to the new spring, reminiscent of the old Tet's flavor.
Below are some images captured at the program " The old flavor of Tet cakes":
Recreating the Tet atmosphere in the palace
Chung cake and tet cake making competition
The smoky cooking pots evoking the Tet holiday atmosphere
The procession of offering cakes to the ancestors
Offerings to pay respects to the former kings
Tet atmosphere was more bustling with the spring melodies
The old Tet re-enacted through the royal court game dau ho
Bai vu game
Do xam huong
The Calligrapher Nguyen Phuoc Hai Trung performing calligraphy and giving words of good wishes
Sending New Year's wishes to the sky
Story and photos: Minh Hien