Sat, 13 Jun 2015. Last updated Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:39
With the theme of "Traditional quintessence - Integration and Spead", Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Festival 2015 will take place from October 1 to 4 at Quan Ngua Sport Palace on Van Cao Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. This year, the festival is designed in both traditional and modern style with typical cultural features of Hanoi. There are nine areas in the festival, as nine groups of activities along with some sideline events: main stage area, craft villages area, display area, culinary area, tourism exhibition area, area for sponsors, and area for tourism promotion... As being one of festivals in Hanoi designed traditionally and modernly with outstanding cultural local imprints, the festival is honored through images and theme.
The space of Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Festival 2015 will be divided into 9 zones, corresponding to 9 groups of activities with a number of activities on the sidelines. In particular, there are about 150 booths of traditional craft villages and businesses in Hanoi. There are displays and exhibition of products of traditional craft villages in Hanoi. There are activities of showing skills of artisans from craft streets and traditional villages to serve tourists and people coming to the festival. Simultaneously, visitors can join some steps in the production process. Display areas of Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces, cities and villages in the country are expected about 30 booths. The festival attracts the participation of many units and enterprises in Vietnam such as the departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces across the country, traditional craft villages in Vietnam, facilities or businesses producing traditional crafts of international cities and capitals from countries in the framework of CPTA and ASEAN... The culinary area will has about 60 booths where Hanoi cuisine will be introduced. Also, there are activities of exchange and introduction of culinary art of Hanoi and cuisine of other countries.
The exhibition area is expected to have 20 booths for travel agents and airlines to display and introduce tours on traditional craft villages, and some promotions. Area for sponsors will have 16 booths. These sponsors may contribute by cash or kind to serve the Traditional Craft Village Festival in Hanoi. Area for promoting culture and tourism in Hanoi has four booths, including traditional games (folk games associated with traditional villages), performances, and introduction of culture and folk games such as water puppet, puppet, calligraphy, and ca tru singing... In the framework of this festival, there are some other activities such as signing activities with cities and provinces and state agencies, and associations... in Hanoi. There are also activities as traditional art performances, rituals, and some honoring ceremonies of typical traditional villages... Hanoi traditional craft village tourism festival is held annually to contribute to honoring, preserving and developing traditional handicraft villages in Hanoi, in other provinces and cities nationwide. This is also an opportunity to strengthen exchanges, culture - tourism cooperations and development between villages and local and international enterprises.