Hanoi Spring Festival commenced in Hanoi on February 4, spreading festive cheer with live music, traditional martial arts, and dragon dance performances.

The festival offers 300 stalls presenting craft villages, ornamental trees and flowers, food, and traditional arts.

Folk games and workshops, including cooking square glutinous rice cakes and making traditional products and toys, are some of the event’s highlights.

Hanoi Spring Festival, currently taking place at Quan Ngua stadium, 30 Van Cao Street, will run through February 10.

To Van Dong, Director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the occasion is significant opportunity for local craft villages and businesses to present themselves as a part of initiatives for the 2015 National Tourism Year.-VNA