Ban Flower Festival 2019 to feature fireworks display

Tuesday, 2019-03-12 12:08:25
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The Ban Flower Festival 2019 will take place Dien Bien province from March 13 to 18. (Photo: baodienbienphu.com.vn)
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NDO – The Ban Flower (scientifically known as Bauhinia Variegata) Festival 2019, taking place in Dien Bien province from March 13 to 18, will feature a fireworks performance.

Held by the Dien Bien provincial People’s Committee in coordination with the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival is part of activities to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the glorious Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954-2019), 110th anniversary of the establishment of Dien Bien province (June 28, 1909-2019) and 70 years of establishing the provincial Party Committee (October 10, 1949-2019).

This year’s event will contain new programmes compared to previous years, with a series of art performances and exhibitions to take place at the same time as sports and games activities.

The opening ceremony will be held on the May 7 followed by a street parade so that guests and tourists who visit the province on the day may join in the festive atmosphere with local people.

A book and photo exhibition featuring the traditional culture of Dien Bien’s ethnic groups is expected to go along with a series of art performances including folk singing and dancing.

A beauty contest, the Miss Hoa Ban, will also be held with the participation of candidates from eight northern and northwestern provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Phu Tho and Ha Giang to present their traditional costumes.