International art troupes to participate in Hue Festival 2012

This year, the biennial Hue Festival in Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province will have 36 art troupes from 28 countries around the world participating in the event, announced the organising committee on February 21.

A display of kites on Trang Tien Bridge in 2010 Hue Festival (Photo: KK)

Hue Festival is one of the highlights of National Tourism Year celebrations, which will introduce Vietnamese businesses; culture; the first national heritage programme; a charming Vietnamese Gala; workshop on international cooperation and the development of over-land tourism with countries along the East–West Economic Corridor; the 2nd International Choir Festival; Tam Giang waterway festival; Lantern Festival; Buddha’s Birthday Festival; “Impressive Hue rain” programme; Hoa Lu ancient capital festival; International Firework Competition; Vietnam cave festival; Lam Kinh Festival and Hoi An ancient night.

National Tourism Year in the northern central region was officially opened for public in Hue City of Thua Thien-Hue Province on January 30.

The grand event titled, ‘Hue-Ancient Capital-New Experience’ will be celebrated in many cities and provinces in the north central region of Vietnam.

A number of cultural activities such as musical performances, folk games, puppetry, martial arts and dance performances will be held throughout the year.

The national tourism year in the North central region of Hue will be an opportunity to promote Vietnamese culture to the world and raise public awareness of the need to preserve ancient cultural heritages.

The North central region has many tangible and intangible cultural heritages such as the Ho Dynasty citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, Phong Nha-Ke Bang in Quang Binh Province, Quang Tri ancient citadel in Quang Tri Province, Hue ancient capital in Thua Thien-Hue Province and traditional and folk music.

By Ph.Le – Compiled by Kim Khanh

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