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2/10/2019 12:14:57 PM

Tet featured in Spring newspapers 2019

The joyful atmosphere of spring and the happiness of people at home and abroad, together with Lunar New Year traditional customs of different regions nationawide have been featured in Spring Press Publications.

Spring Press Festival is an annual event held across Vietnam to introduce Tet special edition.

"This year’s Spring Press Festival has attracted 25 media agencies. Although modern means of communication are available and easy to access, reading Spring publications remains a special pleasure. For older people, Spring newspapers are indispensable,” said Nguyen Viem Hoang, Head of the event organizing board. 

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Hanoi Spring Press Festival. Photo: baomoi.com

Bui Duc Thien, a member of Thang Long - Hanoi Club, said, “Spring publications naturally make people inspired. I like to read newspapers and customarily do so. What interests me most in these newspapers are the historical traditions, national customs, Tet parallel sentences, and festivals, all of which kindle national pride.”

The New Hanoi (Hà Nội Mới) depicts long-standing Spring festivals in Hanoi like the Dong Da Festival in memory of 18th century King Quang Trung, the Co Loa Citadel Festival, the Perfume Pagoda Festival, and the Soc Son Temple Festival. 

Spring celebration of ethnic minorities in the mountainous regions like Ba Be Lake Spring Festival of the Tay ethnic people in Bac Kan province was highlighted in the Voice of Vietnam.

As 2019 is the Year of the Pig, spring newspapers naturally featured stories about the animal. In  Oriental culture, the pig is the last of the 12 zodiac signs. It has been a close animal to human beings and is considered the embodiment of wealth, good luck, and prosperity.

The Youth Newspaper dedicates a special column to feature the La Phu village festival in Hoai Duc district (outskirt of Hanoi) on the 13th day of the first lunar month. La Phu villagers respect the pig, calling it Mr. Pig and using it as a sacred offering to the village’s tutelary god. Thus the selection and breeding of pigs is a rigorous process.   

The News Week paper of the Vietnam News Agency had an article on the need to conserve Vietnam’s indigenous pig breeds while the Liberated Saigon newspaper listed memorable Years of the Pig in national history. 

Spring newspapers also covered many stories on how overseas Vietnamese  prepared for the traditional Lunar New Year. 

The Liberated Saigon newspaper shed light on the Lunar New Year atmosphere in San Jose City (California, US), which is the second most populous city of Vietnamese people in the US. 

The Youth Newspaper has an article entitled “Soldiers welcome in Tet in Central Africa” describes the Tet of the military officials who are participating in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.

In addition, Spring newspapers 2019 ran many stories about forecasts and expectations of people from all walks of life for the New Year./.

  ( VNF )
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