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Hue festival 2018

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With the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development,  Hue -one destination, five World Heritages", the Tenth Hue Festival will take place from 27 April to 2 May 2018. This is the best time to travel to Hue in Vietnam.

Hue Festival is held periodically every two years, beginning in 2000, the Hue Festival 2018 is organized with a national and international scale, bringing together special art programs, bearing the imprint of the different cultural regions in the world. In particular, the Hue festival 2018 focuses on the quintessence of Vietnamese art and culture, especially the Hue cultural heritage.

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Hue Festival

At present Thua Thien Hue province has been recognized by UNESCO with 5 World Heritage Sites:  Nguyen Dynasty Moc Ban (the book carved in wood) – 2010, Nguyen Dynasty Chau Ban- 2014 (Nguyen Dynasty’s administrative documents), Hue Literature carved on imperial architecture of Hue – 2016); Two national intangible heritage, Ca Hue ( Hue songs) and Dèng Weaving (A-Luoi). Most recently, Hue owns an intangible cultural heritage that has been recognized by UNESCO in December 2017 is Bai Choi art. This is a rich cultural resource bringing the unique character of Hue to introduce to the public and international friends.

Ca Hue

Ca Hue

In particular, the Hue Festival 2018 is associated with political cultural and historical events of Thua Thien Hue and National: 50th anniversary of Mậu Thân Offensive (1968 – 2018); 230th anniversary of Nguyễn Huệ was proclaimed as Quang Trung Emperor at Bân mountain (1788 – 2018); 20th anniversary of Hue relic complex's recognition as a world cultural heritage (1993 – 2018); 15 anniversary of Hue Imperial Music's recognition as the intangible cultural masterpiece of humanity (2003 – 2018).

Hue Festival will feature a variety of arts programs, colorful Vietnam festivals, and many cultural activities. Hue Festival will welcome about 20 international art troupes to showcase their special cultural arts programs. 

The colorful festival

The colorful festival

In the arts program scheduled for the Hue Festival 2018, the program "Van Hien kinh ki" (the civilization of the imperial city) is a show theater that is a combination of many factors: singing, animation, poetry recitation, music effects, sound effects, LED screen effects, lighting effects, color smoke, technical fireworks and many other factors.

The scenario is based on stringing of events to highlight the five world cultural heritage. The "Van hien kinh ki" focuses on topics as the construction of the capital, the enforcement of national sovereignty, the national unification and territorial integrity and the peaceful life with the values of the creation of an independent cultural country in the history of the nation.

With a duration of 90 minutes, the script is divided into 3 chapters, each one has many scenes that interwoven with 14 themes associated with the main themes.

If you wonder what thing to do in Hue festival, this is the answer for you. As part of the activities of the Hue Festival 2018, the International Food Festival – Hue 2018 with the theme "Quintessence of Hue cuisine" will be held from 28/4/2018 to 02/5/2018- the best time for Vietnam festival tours.

The International Food festivals

The International Food festivals

The culinary festival will take place at Thuong Bac Park, Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City. There are 20 to 30 booths reserved for participating countries and 60 to 70 booths will be reserved for hotels and tourist enterprises of the provinces and localities nationwide who attend this Vietnam festival.

Hue International Food Festival 2018 will have many interesting programs such as food processing performances at the booth. Each country will perform and cook the unique dishes that gives visitors the opportunity to study and understand their culinary culture

Many interesting programs in the streets

Many interesting programs in the streets

In addition, the Tenth Hue Festival also features Trinh Cong Son's music program, the "Hue love songs" art show, the Ao Dai festival, the street art show called "The color of culture", street music, installation art held in the street…

In the framework of the Tenth Hue Festival will include Buddhist Culture Festival, vegetarian food program, Hue Tea, Children's Festival called " Colors of childhood ", Kite Festival, boat racing Festival …

Kite festival

Kite festival

This Vietnam festival will have more than 20 international art troupes from Korea, Israel, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand, China, Philippines, India, Britain, Denmark, Russia, France, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, Morocco,… Through 9 seasons, Hue Festival has become a biennial meeting place for art troupes of nearly 50 countries and territories of 5 continents.

Hue Festival 2018 with many  new and attractive features are waiting for visitors coming to discovery and experience

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