Hue Traditional Craft Festival wraps up

Thursday, 2019-05-02 13:08:20
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An art performance at the closing ceremony for the 2019 Hue Traditional Craft Festival (Photo: VOV)
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NDO - The Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2019, themed ‘The quintessence of traditional crafts’, officially wrapped up in the ancient capital of Hue on May 1 with a grand ceremony.

At the closing ceremony, outstanding artisans and artists as well as trade villages were honoured for their contribution to the festival's success and the development of traditional crafts.

Vice Chairman of Hue city People’s Committee Nguyen Dang Thanh said that the festival aimed to honour the quintessence of heritages and further improve the efficiency of production and business activities.

The event also contributed to promoting economic growth as well as attaching traditional products to tourism development, he added.

The festival brought together over 350 artisans and 60 craft villages from various provinces and cities, including Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Hanoi, Thai Binh, Ha Nam, Lam Dong, Da Lat and Thua Thien – Hue.

Notably, the festival also featured the participation of 70 artisans, from seven foreign cities that have twin-city and cooperative relationships with Hue, as well as three professional associations and enterprises from Japan, the Republic of Korea, China and Turkey.

During the six-day event, visitors had a chance to learn about the crafting stages of traditional products and join various cultural and arts programmes such as exhibitions, an Ao Dai show and arts performances.

Artists and artisans are honoured at the ceremony (Photo:

Foreign artisans at the closing ceremony (Photo: