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Street carnival spices up Hanoi
Mai Nguyen 14:23, 2019/05/20
This is the second time the event has been held in the Hanoi pedestrian street.
Thousands of people in Hanoi enjoyed the color, music and tradition in the street carnival around Hoan Kiem Lake on Sunday morning (May 19), VnExpress reported.
 
Thousands of people enjoys street carnival in Hanoi.
Thousands of people enjoys street carnival in Hanoi. Photo: Giang Huy/VnExpress
The carnival is organized by the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports in coordination with the Center for Preservation and Development of Vietnamese Stage Arts on the occasion of the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2019).
Hanoi turned out in style to enjoy a colorful return for the street carnival. More than 80 dancers and musicians filled the streets as the carnival made its way up around Hoan Kiem Lake, passing Ly Thai To Square, Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Hang Khay, and Hai Ba Trung streets.

 
The carnival is among the top events to celebrate the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: VnExpress
The carnival took place on the occasion of the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: Giang Huy/VnExpress
This is the second time the event has been held in the Hanoi pedestrian street. In 2018, the Hanoi People’s Committee organized the first-ever street carnival on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the city's expansion of its administrative boundary.
More than 5,000 people paraded around Hoan Kiem Lake, Ly Thai To Square, Ba Kieu Temple, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, in front of Luc Thuy restaurant, Ba Trieu - Hang Khay intersection, and Hang Bai - Trang Tien intersection.
In particular, the parade groups comprised of thousands of artisans, folk performing artists, elderly people and students who staged interesting performances of traditional dances and costumes. In addition, the Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) show was a perennial highlight of the event with new collections by popular designers of Hanoi.

 
This is the second time the event has been held in the Hanoi pedestrian street. Photo: VnExpress
This is the second time the event has been held in the Hanoi pedestrian street. Photo: Giang Huy/VnExpress
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