The ancient city of Hoi An will host a ‘lantern night’ in the streets of Wernigerode, its twin town, in Germany as part of cultural co-operation between the two cities from August 23-25.
|Lanterns decorate a street in Hoi An City at night. A lantern night event wil be held in Wernigerode, Germany following a cultural exchange between Hoi An and its twin city Wernigerode on August 23-25. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh|
Vo Phung, director of Hoi An’s Culture and Sports Centre, said that Hoi An artisans will light up the old streets of Wernigerode with hand-made lanterns.
Craftspeople from Hoi An will also demonstrate lantern-making skills for visitors during the three-day cultural exchange event, while chefs will offer the traditional food of Hoi An.
Artists from Hoi An and Wernigerode will stage a joint performance during the lantern night festival.
Last year, German singer Rainer Hochmuth and the Webster Band performed at the German Beer festival in Hoi An.
Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage City, in co-operation with Wernigerode, provided a solar-powered system for public lighting as well as loudspeakers and lanterns last year.
Hoi An often hosts lantern night events during weekends. All restaurants, cafes and hotels are decorated with colourful lanterns.