A variety of New Year- welcoming cultural and arts programmes will be organised in districts and towns throughout Hanoi on December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015.

According to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the programmes will be performed by amateur and professional artists and troupes.

They will feature various traditional and modern art forms, such as Cheo singing (Vietnamese popular opera), Cai Luong (reformed opera) and Tuong (classical drama).

The activities aim to extol Vietnamese people’s national pride and patriotism, the Department said.-VNA