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Chinese community parades in streets to celebrate Nguyen Tieu Festival

Thousands of people flocked to the streets of District 5 on February 5 to enjoy performances during the Nguyen Tieu festival performed by the Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City.
On February 5, thousands of people in Cho Lon (District 5, Ho Chi Minh City) viewed a street parade on the occasion of the Nguyen Tieu festival, which falls on the 15th day of the lunar year (February 5).
This year, the event brought together 1,200 performers to recreate the culture of the Chinese community in the Cho Lon area.

The procession moved from Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street to Chau Van Liem, Lao Tu, Luong Nhu Hoc, Nguyen Trai, Tran Xuan Hoa streets and ended at the Cultural Center of District 5.

Both sides of the streets where the parade passed were crowded.
As usual, the parade included a lion dance performance. 
Many people stood on the balconies of houses and apartments to watch the parade.
The actors dressed up as Gods of Fortune, generals, soldiers, fairies and others.
The "God of fortune" delivered fortune and blessed everyone.
At each intersection, the parade stopped to perform for about four minutes.

At 6pm, the parade ended at the main stage of the Cultural Center in District 5.

Nguyen Thao


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