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Halong Carnival 2015 opening ceremony

Sat, 09 May 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:06

At 20:00 on May 8, Halong Carnival 2015 was officially inaugurated on Hoang Quoc Viet Street in Hung Thang Ward, Halong City. This is the most exciting and biggest in 2015 with the theme of "Convergence of quintessence - Spreading Smiles".

Attending the opening ceremony, there was participation of Vietnam Central Party’s leaders such as Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Mrs. Nguyen Kim Ngan, along with leaders of ministries, departments, provinces and cities countrywide, and representatives of embassies and international organizations in Vietnam. In the side of Quang Ninh province, there was the participation of Mr. Nguyen Van Doc – Chairman of Quang Ninh People’s City Council, Mrs. Do Thi Hoang, Mr. Nguyen Duc Long – Chairman of Quang Ninh People’s Committee, and other leaders, locals and tourists.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Dang Huy Hau – Vice Chairman of provincial People’s Committee stressed that Carnival Halong had been organized for the first time in 2007. Undergoing eight times of organization, with non-stop creativity and renewal of contents of activities in Carnival Halong, each time the festival brings a different experience to both local people and tourists. The event becomes a unique and outstanding product of Quang Ninh tourism. Continuing the success, Carnival in Halong 2015 keeps being organized in the form of socialization with the theme “Convergence of quintessence - Spreading Smiles”, and the hope of bringing experiences on cultural, historical, spiritual and creative values to tourists. The event is characterized by images of hospitable Quang Ninh people with lovely smiles to tourists. This will make Quang Ninh become an indispensable destination to come in Vietnam.

 

Performances in Halong Carnival 2015

 

The program includes 11 performing groups and 10 flower floats. Models and mobile stages are decorated impressively in accordance with themes of "Coming to Halong Carnival", Flower Street", "Beach City", and "Black Pearls"... In addition, there is a fireworks performance of low-level to serve visitors. 2,700 actors and actresses are ready for the opening ceremony tonight. Participants are students of Halong University, athletes, martial learners, children, Ayurvedic club, workers, students, and ethnic groups in Binh Lieu and Hoanh Bo districts...

After the speech of provincial leader, it was the art performance on the main stage and on street with many featured and impressive shows. The inaugural ceremony of Carnaval Halong 2015 included three parts: Greeting of Beach City, Convergence of Quintessence, and Halong Smile. Among those, the performances of Convergence of Quintessence were shown on the main stage. This is a special music performance (35 minutes in length) consisted of nine pars with the renditions of famous singers in Quang Ninh and more than 1,000 dancers, models, students, monks, athletes, martial learners, and juvenility…

 

Street parades in Halong Carnival 2015

 

The part of street parades with the theme of “Halong Smile” had the length of about 36 minutes. It is the participation of 11 parade groups, 11 flower carriage, models, and mobile stages in vivid decoration in accordance with themes such as “Coming to Halong”, “Flower City”, and “Black Pearls”… This is the most attractive part in Halong Carnaval 2015. Each theme is related to famous attractions in Quang Ninh, especially Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Co To Island, and Van Don… Halong Carnival 2015 was lively broadcasted on major channels of Vietnam Television to meet the demand of people who cannot come to Halong to enjoy the event. Being as one of the most important festivals in Halong, the cultural event will contribute to the development of Halong tourism in particular and the tourism in Quang Ninh and Vietnam in general.

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