Hue Festival 2018 kicks off with firework show

Saturday, 2018-04-28 11:38:27
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A special art performance at the opening ceremony
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NDO/VNA – A special art performance alongside a firework display opened the Hue Festival 2018 at Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square in Hue imperial city on April 27 night.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue province People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao said that this year’s festival, themed “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development: Hue - One Destination, Five World Heritages”, will take place from April 27 to May 2 in Hue city and other localities of the central province.

As many as 24 art troupes from 19 countries and territories worldwide have registered to take part in the festival, promising to entertain spectators with hundreds of art programmes, he noted.

Within the framework of the festival, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre launched a centre that provides information about Hue imperial city and entertainment services using Virtual Reality (VR) technologies to explore the imperial city at Thai Hoa Palace, on April 27.

On the same day, a procession of 74 classic cars and motorbikes paraded through the main streets of Hue city to welcome the festival.

There is also an international culinary festival featuring 100 booths from countries such as Laos, Thailand, China, France, Russia and Vietnam. The event opened on April 26 and will last until May 2.

As part of the activities within the festival, a national festival of “Hat Van” or “Chau Van” (a traditional art form that combines singing and dancing) is taking place from April 26 to 29, bringing together artists and artisans from 16 art troupes of nearly 20 cities and provinces across the country.

This year’s festival has been organised in association with numerous cultural events such as 25 years since the Hue ancient citadel relic complex recognised by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and the 15th anniversary of the Hue royal court music being recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.