Thirty five countries to participate in Hue Festival 2014

So far 35 countries and territories from around the world have registered to participate in the biennial Hue Festival in Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province scheduled to take place from April 12-20 next year, according to Ngo Hoa, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thien-Hue Province.

    An art performance in  Hue Festival 2013

The organizing committee of the event and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) signed a contract on November 13 whereby BIDV will serve as a Diamond Sponsor of the event.

Previously, the Management Board of Hue Festival 2014 and the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade--Vietcombank, had signed a sponsorship agreement for support of VND3 billion for the nation’s biggest cultural event.

The eighth Hue Festival 2014 themed ‘Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development’ is also a special cultural event within the framework of the Forum for East Asia and Latin American Cooperation.

The Festival will introduce to visitors a series of cultural activities such as Nam Giao Offering Ritual, Royal Night, Ao Dai Festival, Oriental Night, musical performances, folk games, puppetry, martial arts and dance performances during the event.

Some highlights will be ‘Huong Xua Lang Co’ (Fragrance of ancient village) in the 500-year-old Phuoc Tich ancient village in Phong Hoa Commune in Phong Dien District; real replicas of ancient markets of Thanh Toan Tile Bridge across the Nhu Y River in Thuy Thanh Commune; ‘Colors of Childhood’ children festival; the Thuan An-Call of the Sea at the Thuan An Beach in Phu Van District.

By Van Thang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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