Hanoians release fish to mark the Lunar New Year

Created 13 February 2019
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Over 10,000 local people from Hanoi gathered together to participate in a ceremony which sees fish released into a river to mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year on February 12.

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The event is held annually on the eighth day of the first month of the Lunar New Year.

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Early in the morning, trucks carrying approximately 10 tonnes of fish gather around Bat Trang commune in order to provide the fish for the ceremony.

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Monks read aloud at the ceremony, they have been invited by the organisers to host the event.

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Local people help to transfer the baskets of fish from the trucks to the riverside before releasing the fish.

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The ceremony usually lasts for 2 hours.

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During the ceremony, local Hanoians pray for health and good luck in the new year ahead.

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