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Cultural Series. Talk/lecture on the Vietnamese lunar calendar – FULL
February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM200,000VND
SINCE THE 12 FEB MAILING THE LAST SPACES HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THIS TALK IS FULL. HOWEVER, PLEASE RSVP TO STELLA FOR THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH IF SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE. THANKS
We welcome back Dr Trần Đoàn Lâm (Editor in Chief of Thế Giới publishers), one FVH’s favourite speakers, for our first talk of the year. For February we will learn about the use of the lunar calendar in Vietnam.
Before the western solar calendar was adopted, Vietnam used the lunar calendar to determine when to plant and harvest and when to hold festivals and rituals. Nowadays the 2 calendars coexist and both are followed in life. The lunar calendar is still used to observe seasonal festivals, special occasions, and rituals. The lunar calendar began with the year 2,637 BC and a lunar month is based on a complete moon cycle of 29.5 days.
Lâm will explain many details including how the lunar calendar originated, its uses, (if time the animal years), how to read the lunar calendar, its use in modern Vietnamese life etc…..
As always, talks with Lâm are very popular raising many questions and leading to more discussion and the Lunar Calendar is a wide topic, so we are allocating up to 3 hours for this talk including Q&A. However, please feel free to leave at the end of the main session (usually lasts 2 hours) but you are welcome to stay on for a longer discussion depending on your time.
Venue: Thế Giới publishers, 46 Tran Hung Dao
depending on attendance the talk will either be in Lâm’s office for a small group or 6th floor or the café next door for a larger group
Please RSVP to Stella
200,000 vnd pp (150,000 for students or under 15ys)