Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022

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June 22, 2022 | 06:19
Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022
Illustrative photo. Source: Festival Hue

Thua Thien-Hue province has resumed organisation of the 11th biennial cultural event Hue Festival after a one-year delay by the Covid-19.

The 2022 festival is scheduled to take place from June 25-30 with eight major programmes and many sidelines events, the People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province unveiled at a press conference on June 20.

The highlight of the event will be a culture and art week with the theme “Cultural heritage with integration and development” that opens up the festival at the Ngo Mon Square on June 25 night.

It is expected to gather nearly 400 performers of 15 domestic troupes and international art troupes from seven countries.

Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022

The opening ceremony is intended to introduce cultural values and identities of the Hue ancient capital city, and Thua Thien-Hue province at large, which is striving to grow further, according to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh.

The provincial Department of Tourism said about 200,000 tourists are expected to join activities within the festival.

The festival features a wide range of events including an art programme at the opening ceremony of the festival, a street carnival and a music programme featuring famous song by composer Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001).

Other activities will be organised before, during and after the Hue festival including a food festival, a hot air balloon festival, Vietnam Summer Fair 2022 and a SUP (Standup Paddle Board) rowing competition. The events will take place in various locations along the Huong River.

Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022
A food festival with 35 booths and over 100 dishes will also be held during the days along the Huong River, offering famous local dishes.
Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022
A Ao Dai Week was launched on June 17 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The Community Ao Dai Week was launched recently in Thua Thien-Hue, to promote the beauty of Vietnam’s traditional outfit as well as local culture and tourism.

A wide range of activities was held, including exhibitions of ao dai and performances of Hue royal court music and mass dances of people wearing ao dai.

Held as part of the Hue Festival, the Community Ao Dai Week also features a kaleidoscope of art, parades, and musical programs aimed at promoting the brand and cultural values of Hue ao dai and contributing to bringing the city’s culture closer to both domestic and international friends.

Local officials, staff, business people, and students are encouraged to wear ao dai during the week, which will run until June 23.

Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022
Hot air balloon festival to thrill tourists this month. Photo: Nguyen Phong

A hot air balloon festival, the largest of its kind held in Vietnam so far, will take place from June 25 to 30 coinciding with the Hue Festival this year.

The fourth edition of the festival this year will feature ten hot-air balloons that can carry 2-3 passengers each, and ten others for decorative purposes only.

The venue will be inside the Hue Citadel, the central structure of the local Complex of Hue Monuments.

The musical concert EDM - Night of Lights is scheduled as part of the festival, staging famous artists on June 26.

Everything You Need to Know About Hue Festival 2022
The musical concert EDM - Night of Lights on June 26.

Director of the Thua Thien-Hue Department of Tourism Nguyen Van Phuc said he hopes the event will bring good experience for passengers and be a great chance for promoting Festival Hue 2022 and the local tourism.

Hue is home to five UNESCO-recognised world cultural heritages, namely the Complex of Hue Monuments (a world heritage site), “Nha nhac” or Vietnamese court music (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity), the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty (part of the Memory of the World Programme), the imperial archives of the Nguyen Dynasty (part of the Memory of the World Programme), and the Literature on Hue Royal Architecture (part of Documentary Heritage in the Memory of the World Programme).

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