In Vietnam, water puppet show is an Art form. Since the 11th Century, Vietnamese people have celebrated, glorify, and entertained the spirits who they believe guided them in their daily lives. By doing so, they hoped to be blessed with good harvests and health.
If you are ever in Vietnam, you can catch a water puppet show in Hanoi at the Thang Long Puppet Theater. Tickets usually get sold out really fast since it’s also a very popular tourist attraction place. I hope to be able to catch a show this summer! The last time I seen a Vietnamese water puppet show was back when I was in elementary school when they had a special performance opened in Downtown. I can’t wait see an actual one from the motherland (:
-Subin, Global Pen-pal Team Member