PANO – A special art program called "Returning to the Roots" and a street folk festival took place on April 12th in Viet Tri city. The event was part of the activities to celebrate the 2016 Hung King's Temple Festival. The art program showcased various traditional performances and featured the regional culture, honoring the traditional saying "When drinking, remember the source". Over 1,800 actors participated in the street folk festival. Performers included artisans, artists, and students recapturing typical cultural activities of the Ancestral Land, such as Xoan singing and the traditional rowing competition. On the morning of April 12th, the organizing panel also honored the death anniversary of the nation’s Great Father, Lac Long Quan, and paid tribute to the Great Mother Au Co at the Hung Kings Temple historical relic site. Translated by Thuy Duong … [Read more...] about Phu Tho: “Returning to the Roots” art performances held
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(Cinet)- This year, Hung King Temple Festival will be organized on April 12-16 with a participation of 3 provinces such as Hung Yen, Binh Thuan and Ca Mau. As planned, 3 provinves will participate into the incense-offering festival and some activities of culture, sports and tourism. In particular, Hung King Temple Festival will comprise some activities as follows: photo exhibition "the worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings-origin of the nation"; displaying photo and object of Xoan singing and the worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings; street festival… Phu Tho province inaugurated the gate construction and festival center to prepare for the festival. Also, Phu Tho province also fulfilled some constructions such as Tran Phu center street and stage of art performing program… Also, enhancing propaganda of Xoan singing heritage and the worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings aim to honour some cultural values in Hung King; build the historical relic site of Hung Temple as … [Read more...] about 3 provinces to organize Hung King Temple Festival 2016
So far, 27 art troupes from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America have registered to take part in the upcoming Hue Festival 2008 this June, according to the Thua Thien-Hue Province People's Committee. The biennial event will be held in the former imperial city of Hue, a UNESCO-recognized World Cultural Heritage site, from June 3 to 11. With the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development", Festival Hue 2008 is to showcase cultural values of Hue and Viet Nam through hundreds of art performance programs as well as exposing diverse cultural identities of the participants from various continents. Vice chairman of Thua Thien-Hue province Ngo Hoa, who doubles as head of the organizing board, said the festival will bring back to the stage three Vietnamese traditional festivities of cultural and historical significance. There will be first-ever performances of musical plays, modern circuses, street art, unique installation works which all promise to bring about … [Read more...] about Foreign Art Troupes to Attend Hue Festival 2008
The Hanoitimes - The festival under the theme" Preservation and promotion traditional martial arts" will take place on August 1-8 in the central province of Binh Dinh. More than 50 international martial art troupes and another 30 from Vietnam will gather for the International Vietnamese Martial Arts Festival in the central province of Binh Dinh at the end of this month. … [Read more...] about International Vietnamese Martial Arts Festival kicks off in Binh Dinh
The Hanoitimes - Following the success of the first Long Bien Bridge Festival 2009, Nguyen Nga, a Vietnamese-French, is preparing for the second festival to mark Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary. The festival will run from September 30 through October 15, entitled "Dragon Bridge tells of Thang Long's 1,000 years", on Long Bien bridge, including an exhibition of contemporary arts, performances of street art, concert, and a modern light show. The bridge will be decorated with the flags of many countries. A ship will sail from the old capital of Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh province to Long Bien Bridge and Ha Long Bay. The ship will carry a 100 man band and popular overseas orchestra Urban Sax. The band will represent the 100 Vietnamese children in the Au Co-Lac Long Quan legend. The voyage is to re-enact the process of moving the country's capital city from Hoa Lu to Dai La (Hanoi today) by King Ly Thai To. A fleet of small boats taking the same route will carry monks, nuns and Buddhist … [Read more...] about 2nd Long Bien Bridge Festival scheduled in Sept.