|The signing ceremony for support of VND3 billion for Hue Festival 2014 was held on November 2 (Photo:SGGP)|
The 8th Hue Festival themed ‘Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development’ will have foreign countries participating in the event. So far 26 art troupes from 23 countries around the world have registered to participate in festival.
Hue Festival 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.
Arts honoring traditional, historical and cultural values including Nha Nhac or royal court music of Hue, royal singing and dancing, Hue singing, and Thua Thien-Hue folk songs are expected to leave a deep impression on visitors.