Hue festival honours traditional crafts

Nga Do
The seventh Hue Traditional Craft Festival will be held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from April 28- May 2 to honour traditional crafts, promote socio-economic growth and develop traditional craft products along with tourism.

According to Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of the Hue city People’s Committee and head of the organising board, the opening ceremony on April 28 will include a special art programme.

The festival will feature a space for artisans and craft villages and exhibitions of art works and imperial artifacts.

Other activities to be held within the festival include a food festival, an Ao dai (traditional long dress) festival, film screenings and a balloon festival.

Some 54 traditional craft groups and villages across the country have registered to attend the festival, which will also see the participation of five cities and enterprises from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Aiming to restore and branch out traditional crafts as well as diversify products for tourism, the festival has been held biennially since 2005.

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