Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers

Hue Festival 2020 will be another chance for tourists to explore Hue – a city full of attractions, said city leaders, who will host the international festival between April 1 and 6 next year.

“When talking about heritage and the ancient imperial citadel, people often think of something old, boring, and dull,” said Nguyen Dung, deputy chairman of Hue City’s People’s Committee at a press conference on the festival held in Hanoi on December 17. “But in this festival, we hope visitors will find a new Hue filled with romantic beauty. They will find a Hue with profound values of spiritual culture, cuisine, poetry, music and painting.”

Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers
Artist from the Flying Fruit Circus of Australia's National Youth rehearse for the festival. Photos courtesy of the organisers


Dung said through hosting the biennial international festival for 20 years, the organisers have always followed the theme “cultural heritage with integration and development”.

The festival will include six main programmes, including the opening ceremony, an áo dài (traditional long dress) festival, street carnival, cuisine festival, traditional music show and performance of Trinh Cong Son’s songs.

The activities will take place in Hue’s inner citadel complex, An Dinh Palace, Ngo Mon Square, Trinh Cong Son Park, Da Vien Bridge Park and other community stages throughout the city.

As many as 20 art troupes from various countries and territories like South Korea, Japan, Singapore, China, Israel, Cuba, and the US have registered to perform at the event.

Besides art shows, community cultural activities will take place, like a kite festival, science festival, beer festival, international trade fair, VNExpress Marathon Hue, and meeting of international backpackers.

An ASEAN Night will feature unique traditional costumes, contemporary fashion and music of countries in the region.

 
Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers
Acapella Backtrack band from the US will take part in the festival.


The festival will also include various environmental protection activities like “Green Sunday” and “Building a Green, Clean and Light City” to make Hue cleaner for residents and tourists.

“This is a chance to advertise Hue’s culture, Vietnamese culture as well as a chance to exchange with regional and international cultures,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu. “Hue Festival has become a professional event, with high-quality advertising and drawing the participation of art troupes from all over the world.”

Huynh Tien Dat, director of Hue Festival Centre, said over 20 years, the city has achieved considerable advances in tourism services.

“Infrastructure for tourism [number of rooms] has increased ten times,” he said. “In 11 months of 2019, Thua Thien Hue Province received nearly 4.8 million tourists, nearly 50 per cent of which were foreigners mostly from Europe, a 7 per cent increase over the past year.”

Income from tourism this year in the province is estimated to reach some VND4.9 trillion (US$211 million), a 10 per cent against the last year, he said. VNS

Vietnam’s Ao Dai to be highlighted at Hue Festival 2020

Vietnam’s Ao Dai to be highlighted at Hue Festival 2020

A programme honouring Ao Dai will be held under the framework of the Hue Festival 2020 with an aim to promote people’s participation in community arts performances and programmes.  

Hue Festival 2020 to be int'l extravaganza

Hue Festival 2020 to be int'l extravaganza

The Hue Festival 2020 will aptly be celebrated by at least 20 different countries to mark its 20th anniversary next year.

20 international art troupes set for Hue Festival 2020 performance

20 international art troupes set for Hue Festival 2020 performance

Art troupes from 20 countries throughout the world are scheduled to perform at the Hue Festival 2020 which is due to be held from April 1 to 6 in the imperial city of Hue.

 
 

Other News

.
Trang wins national table tennis champs
Trang wins national table tennis champs
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  21/07/2020 

Mai Hoang My Trang triumphed in the 38th National Table Tennis Championships which concluded in HCM City over the weekend.

Children’s book fair opens at HCMC book street
Children’s book fair opens at HCMC book street
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  21/07/2020 

The second HCM City Book Fair for Children to promote the habit of reading among young people is being held on HCM City's Pedestrian Book Street till July 26.

Three on three basketball hits central Hanoi
Three on three basketball hits central Hanoi
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

If the legendary founder of Hanoi King Ly Thai To didn’t know how to crossover his opponent, step back and drill a three-pointer before this weekend, he does now.

HCM City history museum launches tuong performances
HCM City history museum launches tuong performances
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  21/07/2020 

A new art programme offering tuong or hat boi (classical drama) has just been launched at the HCM City Museum of History as part of the museum’s efforts to introduce Vietnamese culture and theatre to visitors.

Colourful costumes of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam
Colourful costumes of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

The northern province of Lao Cai is home to a large number of culturally rich and diverse ethnic minorities groups. 

Theatre offers drama training for children in summer
Theatre offers drama training for children in summer
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

Children in HCM City are encouraged to join training courses in performance skills launched by the Small Theatre, a leading private theatre, this summer. 

Coronavirus: China's cinemas start to reopen after shutdowns
Coronavirus: China's cinemas start to reopen after shutdowns
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

The country is the second largest film market in the world after the US, with a box office of $9.2bn in 2019.

Man captures Saigon memories in palm-sized miniatures
Man captures Saigon memories in palm-sized miniatures
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

A Vietnamese man has touched the hearts of those who love Saigon - the former name of HCM City - by his wooden miniatures facsimileing the city in his memories. Join us to contemplate the fascinating artworks.

Exploring the shapes of sound
Exploring the shapes of sound
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  21/07/2020 

Having performed in countries such as Russia, Poland, Germany, Norway, Italy, the UK and the US, critically-acclaimed pianist Nguyen Bich Tra has been described as “sophisticated and unique” (Rheinpfalz Zeitung)

Arts exhibition connects Vietnamese painters nationwide
Arts exhibition connects Vietnamese painters nationwide
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

A total of 60 paintings created by 11 members of an arts club based across the country have gone on show at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

'Sound of Hope' resounds from ambassadors of music
'Sound of Hope' resounds from ambassadors of music
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

The Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board recently came together with the Vietnamese Dinh Lang Club to host a special arts programme featuring visually-impaired singers.

HCM City in urgent need of public art space
HCM City in urgent need of public art space
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

Installation of art in public places in Vietnam is essential to the development of smart cities and their cultural life, Ho Chi Minh City’s artists and cultural experts have said.

Vietnamese movie to be screened at Locarno Film Festival
Vietnamese movie to be screened at Locarno Film Festival
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  20/07/2020 

The Unseen River directed by Pham Ngoc Lan will be internationally premiered at the Pardi di domani shorts competition of the Locarno Film Festival which will be held from August 5-15.

Vietnamese movie kicks off ASEAN Film Week 2020
Vietnamese movie kicks off ASEAN Film Week 2020
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

The movie “Hanh phuc cua me” (The Happiness of a Mother) was screened right after the opening of the ASEAN Film Week 2020 in Hanoi on July 18.

Vietnam's lacquer villages struggle to survive
Vietnam's lacquer villages struggle to survive
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

Truong Quan Tinh, who has 40 years of experience in making lacquerware, is worried about the decline of Tuong Binh Hiep Village in Thu Dau Mot City in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Hanoi outlying road turned into artwork
Hanoi outlying road turned into artwork
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

A road in Hanoi’s suburbs has had a facelift with colourful new murals.

Hanoi – endless inspiration for poets
Hanoi – endless inspiration for poets
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  19/07/2020 

Poems about Hanoi resist the flow of time, preserving the ancient values from a millennium ago and promoting contemporary features. Hanoi has always been an endless inspiration for poets.

Vietnam presses ahead with preparation for SEA Games 31
Vietnam presses ahead with preparation for SEA Games 31
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  18/07/2020 

The Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA) is pressing ahead with preparations for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 11th ASEAN Para Games to be hosted by Vietnam in 2021.

Over 100 paragliders compete in national tournament
Over 100 paragliders compete in national tournament
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  18/07/2020 

More than 100 paragliders from 10 clubs nationwide have gathered at a national competition that kicked off in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 18.

Da Lat seeks 'urban heritage site' status
Da Lat seeks 'urban heritage site' status
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  17/07/2020 

Da Lat City "has what it takes" to become an urban heritage site of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, experts have said.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN