Da Nang prepares for first international fireworks festival

This year, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) has been upgraded to become the Da Nang International Firework Festival (DIFF). The festival is going to be held in the course of two months, with upgrades in terms of scale and quality.

(VNF) - This year, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) has been upgraded to become the Da Nang International Firework Festival (DIFF). The festival is going to be held in the course of two months, with upgrades in terms of scale and quality.

The DIFC was first organised in 2008 with four teams. From then on, every two years, people in Da Nang looked forward to the two days in the year in which they got to see the elaborate performances, and welcome tourists from everywhere who visit in the occasion.

Instead of having only performances that show the skill of the teams, the DIFF will be an occasion for culture, entertainment, art and tourism. Tourists can breathe in the atmosphere of bustling Da Nang when they visit the city and it will leave a deeper impression on them.

Da Nang prepares for first international fireworks festival

The annual international fireworks competition in the central city of Da Nang will become a two-month festival, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in order to lure more visitors to the city. (Source: Internet)

From being spectators, the people and tourists will now join in the festival, bring it to life, and create unforgettable memories together.

This year, the festival welcomes eight teams from eight countries – Switzerland, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Austria and Vietnam will show off their firework performances, besides the home team of Da Nang.

Five fireworks nights, named after the five elements namely fire, earth, metal, water and trees, are going to happen every Saturday. The nights aim to convey the message of the harmony between people and nature.

With the theme, “Lighting up the Ngu Hanh Son”, and six companion programmes namely the beach festival, the fire festival, Cham culture festival, sculpture festival, food festival and beer festival and street performances, the DIFF 2017 will bring to tourists an experience that is infused with culture but at the same time is creative and attractive.

According to Le Quy Duong, the festival’s general director, said the event will be the biggest fireworks festival in Southeast Asia.

Huynh Van Hung, director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Da Nang, said that DIFF is expected to be a signature event of the city, attract more tourists, make their experience better and reaffirm the creativity of this young city. He added that the city is building its tourism brand around this event./.

( Compiled by Minh Phuong )

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