Huế Festival 2020 to be int'l extravaganza

Created 09 October 2019
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The Huế Festival 2020 will aptly be celebrated by at least 20 different countries to mark its 20th anniversary next year.

Next year will mark the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the festival. — Photo courtesy of the organising board

HÀ NỘI — The Huế Festival 2020 will aptly be celebrated by at least 20 different countries to mark its 20th anniversary next year.

France will remain the primary partner for the festival, which will take place from April 1-6.

The 2018 festival gathered art and music performances by troupes from Thừa Thiên – Huế and other central provinces. — Photo courtesy of the organising board

With the theme "Cultural Heritage in Integration and Development – Always a New Huế", the biennial festival is expected to feature the diversification of both traditional and contemporary art and cultural performances.

Phan Ngọc Thọ, Chairman of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province's People's Committee, said the festival would feature high artistic and community value.

“It will be a green festival saying no to disposable plastic products," said Thọ.

The Huế Festival Centre was co-operating with relevant departments to promote and advertise for the event, especially on social networks, according to Thọ.

Troupes participating at the event have previous experience at international festivals and competitions.

The festival will also feature art and music performances by troupes from Thừa Thiên – Huế and others central provinces, as well as Hà Nội, HCM City and independent groups and singers.

A food show will feature at the Huế Festival 2020. — Photo courtesy of the organising board

The festival will feature an áo dài (traditional dress) display, a food show and artistic performances focusing on the historical royal culture and music and songs of composer Trịnh Công Sơn.

The event will also provide a chance to promote tourism in the ancient city of Huế and boost socio-economic development.

The Huế Festival 2018 was held with the theme: ‘Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development: Huế - One Destination, Five World Heritages’.

It attracted the participation of nearly 1,400 artists and professional actors including 388 from 24 international art troupes and nearly 1,000 from across the country.

Thousands of amateur artists also took part in the event, which welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors.

The Huế Festival is a biennial celebration that has been taking place since 2000, and is one of the biggest cultural events in the country.

Many countries are planning to send art troupes to the event. — lllustrative photo

Visitors will also have the chance to enjoy an historical insight into Việt Nam’s feudal era in Huế — a city recognised as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003. — VNS

Source: VNN

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