A spring festival celebrating the upcoming Year of the Horse will take place in Hanoi from January 16-23 with an exciting and varied programme.

The event will include an exhibition on the horse-themed Saint Giong Festival – which is recognised as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO – as well as celebrating all things equine in Vietnam ’s long and illustrious history.

The festival will also host a market with nearly 100 booths introducing household items, handicrafts, interior decorations, souvenirs and healthcare products – many offering a nod to horses.

Visitors will also be able to engage in artistic and cultural programmes, folk games and competitions during the festival.-VNA