Danang Int'l Fireworks Competition 2017 to run in two months

The Danang International Fireworks Competition 2017 will be run from April 29 to June 24, announced the organization board at a press conference in the central coastal city of Da Nang on December 5.

          At the press conference (Photo: Sggp)

The event themed Shining Ngu Hanh Son (The Marble Mountains) will attract 8 teams from the U.S., France, China and others.

The competition will be held along the Han River banks in Hai Chau and Son Tra Districts.

It will be different from the previous years. Instead of taking place on three consecutive days, the 2017 compettion will run in 2 months. Accordingly, the contest will present 5 spectacular firework displays named five basic elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water every Satrurday nights. The performances will be broadcast live by the Vietnam Television.

A series of many interesting cultural and sporting events, including street festivals, art performances,Cham cultural festival, beer festival, sculpture festival, food fair and more will be launched during the two-month long event.

According to Director of the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Mr.Huynh Van Hung, the city received an award for Asia’s Leading Festival and Event at the World Travel Awards ceremony for tourism in October. The local authorities hoped that the largest-ever international fireworks competition will contribute to turn Da Nang into an attractive destination in the region attracting many visitors to the city for the 2017 summer season.

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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