VietNamNet Bridge – 25 dragon dance teams from all districts of Hanoi satisfied the audience at the 4th dragon dance festival held in Hanoi on Saturday, October 4, as part of a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the city's liberation on October 10.
The event took place from 1.30pm to 18.30pm at the King Ly Thai To Park, opposite the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake.
After the dragon dance and an award ceremony, the pairs of dragon dancers paraded around the Hoan Kiem Lake, which has been decorated with fresh flowers and flashing lights to create a joyful and festive ambience for the local people and foreign tourists alike.
Mr. Nguyen Van Bao, 79 years old, joined the dragon dance team of My Duc district for more than 20 years and performed at all dragon dance festivals in Hanoi.
Each team had 7 minutes on stage.
Many foreign tourists took photos of the dance.
After the festival, dragon dance teams paraded around the Hoan Kiem Lake.
They entered the Ngoc Son Temple.
Vehicles were banned on Dinh Tien Hoang street to serve the festival.
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square.
After the parade, the organizers awarded the best teams.