In a first, the annual Hue Traditional Craft Festival will go on for a month, starting from May 29-June 26, announced the organization board.
|‘Zeng’ weaving craft in the in the mountainous district of A Luoi in the central province of Thua Thien Hue has been recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Photo: SGGP|
The festival organizer said that there will be few changes and innovation in the first and longest running festival, notably special activities on weekend that are expected to attract a large number of visitors coming to Hue City.
A wide range of cultural activities will be held during the festival, such as exhibition on Hue royal cuisine and food fair, sculpture camp, brass festival, a Marathon, a music show featuring love songs of late musician Trinh Cong Son, a book fair, a children’s festival, Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) racing on Huong (Perfume) River, Rap music festival, Ao Dai fashion show, Hue Royal Court Music performances, exhibition on Vietnamese traditional crafts, folk sports and games.
The event aims to honor traditional country crafts and promote Hue’s destinations and world heritages to visitors.
The opening ceremony of the festival is expected to take place on June 12.
More than 350 artisans and 62 craft production facilities and villages, both domestic and international, have registered to participate in the Hue Traditional Craft Festival, which is scheduled to take place from April 26 till May 2.
Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2019, taking place in seven days from April 26, attracted both locals and tourists.