Building on the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the eighth edition of Hue Festival, which takes place from April 12th to April 20th, 2014, will assemble the ancient capital cities of Vietnam and other countries of the world. Hue Festival 2014 continues to be the special cultural exchange within the framework of the Forum for East Asia and Latin America Cooperation that was initiated by Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


     Hue Festival 2014 will showcase stunning art performances representing different sub-cultures and the ancient capital cities of Vietnam, especially Hue royal court music and Hue folk songs. In addition, exceptional traditional and contemporary art performances by leading art troupes from over 30 countries from five continents will be staged every night at venues inside the Citadel and An Dinh Palace of Hue, and outdoor stages in the vicinity of Hue. There are also special art performances for disabled people, patients and workers who cannot afford to attend the Festival.

     Hue Festival 2014 will re-enact unique royal celebrations together with a wide range of unprecedented and exciting community activities throughout the 9 days of the festival, with the participation of a large number of artists and the public. Fringe activities including exhibitions, traditional kite flying, calligraphy, installation art, street music and fine arts, workshops, international trade fair, sporting activities, gastronomy and sightseeing tours, etc. will fascinate tourists and the public throughout the day and night.


     A variety of magnificent events will take place throughout the 9 days of the festival:

  - Grand Opening Ceremony at 20:00 of April 12th, 2014 

  - “Imperial Night” spectacles on April 15th and April 19th (with royal banquets) 

  - “Ao dai” Grand Shows at 20:00 of April 14th and 17th, 2014 

  - The exclusive spectacle honoring Hue folk music at 20:00 of April 16th, 2014

  - “Oriental Night” costume shows on April 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th, 2014 

  - Lighting the Truong Tien Bridge with fire installation by Carabosse Company (France) on April 18th and 20th, 2014 

  - Street performances themed “Heritages and Cultural Colours” by art troupes from East Asia and Latin America every afternoon during the festival 

  - Closing Ceremony at 20:00 April 20th, 2014

     Beside these activities, there are a wide range of festivities like “Splendid Taste of an Ancient Village” at Phuoc Tich of Phong Dien District (April 14th to 16th, 2014), “Rural Market on Festive Days” by Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge of Huong Thuy Town (April 13th to 16th, 2014), the children fiesta “Colours of Childhood” (April 18th to 20th, 2014) “Tam Giang Lagoon Fantasy” in Quang Dien District, “Thuan An – Allure of the sea” in Phu Vang District and many other community celebrations.

     Hue Festival 2014 with inspiring and enjoyable experiences awaits travelers from near and far. 


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