Japan-like cherry blossom festival Shinnen 2016 in Ha Noi
Update: Feb 02, 2016
Youngsters will once again be indulged at the Japan-like cherry blossom festival Shinnen 2016 - Lunar New Year Festival at Savico Megamall Long Bien centre on January 30-31.

Traditionally, Shinnen is a popular festival in Japan when people welcome the New Year and wish for good things to come to come to Japan.

Five cherry trees, specially imported from Japan, will be presented to the capital's citizens during the festival by the organising board.

Each tree is between 5 metres and 6 metres long, which had been earlier transported and nursed by the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute so they can blossom at the exact time.

Besides, the programmes at the festival feature exquisite Japanese culture and celebrate the Lunar New Year include lion dances, Taiko percussion instrument performance, Yosakoi dancing, and free photography, apart from many other activities.

Entrance to the festival is free for everyone.