Art programme marks 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s status as City for Peace

Wednesday, 2019-07-10 11:14:24
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A performance at the programme (Photo: Ha Noi Moi)
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NDO - An art programme was held on July 7 at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace to mark the 20th anniversary since UNESCO awarded the capital city its status as a City for Peace.

Entitled “Symphony of Peace”, the programme was an epic on the history of Hanoi through stories and art performances.

It started with the re-enactment of Emperor Le Thai To returning the precious sword after defeating the Ming, thus naming the area as Hoan Kiem Lake or Lake of the Returned Sword.

This was followed by various songs about Hanoi which depict it as a peaceful, romantic and poetic city even during the most difficult times.

In addition to music and dance performances, stories told at the programme demonstrated that Hanoi is a centre connecting global values, with the city having friendly relations with over 100 capitals and cities in the world.

In July 1999, UNESCO awarded the City for Peace prize to Hanoi, the only city in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the status.