Wed, 11 Mar 2015. Last updated Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:21
Hue Traditional Craft Festival 6th with theme of "Essence of Vietnamese traditional crafts" will takes place from April 29 to May 3, 2015 with attractive and special programs. It will be the convergence of many professional and famous traditional craft villages in Vietnam and in Hue. Special dance music performance to kick of the festival with the participation of artists, actors, and models from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hue is going to be held at 20:00 on April 28 at Bia Quoc Hoc Stage and will be televised live on Channel VTV2.
Space of honoring artisans and craft villages will be organized on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, Tu Tuong Park and Hue Culture Museum at 8:00 on April 29. Artisans and villages will be honored in a lyrical and airy space on the bank of Perfume River, with a traditional beam system and typical Hue scene. 200 artists participating in the festival are mostly "gold-hand" artisans, folk artists and elite artisans from 40 famous traditional craft villages in Hue and throughout the country. The exhibition of antique artifacts will be launched at 17:00 on April 28 at Hue Heritage Area. The display space, exhibitions of rare artifacts collections related to traditional crafts under Nguyen Dynasty of Hue Monuments Conservation Center and Vietnam Museum of History; exhibitions of photography, art, exquisite and special antiques displays.
This is one of the most important festivals in Vietnam. It holds many cultural and historical exhibitions. Gallery of Tokyo and Japan in Hue Culture Museum, opened at 9:00 April 29. It will display and introduce some traditional Kimono dress of Japanese people in combination with traditional artisans of Hue embroidery. Exhibitions of “ASEAN Beauty Culture" artworks will be organized along Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street with the participation of authors of representative works from ASEAN countries. Scientific Conference "Hue imprints, Vietnamese identity in traditional handicraft products" will take place at 8:00 on April 30 in Hue city Hall. There are more than 150 participants. The workshop is a forum for direct and outspoken dialogue between scientists, managers, businesses, artisans, villages, artistic researchers, antiques collectors and tourists to exchange practical experiences and the development of professional products and traditional villages in the new stage of development of the country.
The fashion show of costumes made from products of Zeng, brocade, and embroidered with unexpected effects with the presence of stylists Minh Hanh and Lan Huong… (Vietnam), Patis Tesoro (Philippines), MoHom Loikhamleng (Myanmar), Eric Choong (Malaysia), Milo Emilio Migliavacca (Indonesia), Wisharawish Akarasantisook (Thailand) will take place at 19:45 in Bia Quoc Hoc on April 29. Music performance to celebrate 40 years of the Liberation of the South, and Vietnam Reunification will be organized by Hue Children's House and Department of Education and Training to perform at 19:30 on April 30. Festival of Rock music with Rock bands in Vietnam and central region will be held by Hue City Union at 19:30 on May 1. Display space, product’s introduction of Hue bronze casting will be kicked off on April 28 at 8:00 in the introducing exhibition area of Phuong Duc Ward's bronze casting village.
The closing ceremony will take place on Le Loi Street from 18:00 to 20:30 on May 2. In addition, there are many programs and community cultural arts:
- Concerts from 17:00 to 18:30 from April 29 to May 2 in 3-2 Park;
- Art Kites "Vietnamese wings" from 17:00 to 13:30 from April 28-30 and May 1 in Phu Van Lau - Thuong Bac Park;
- Childhood Colors Festival at 7:00 from April 27 - 29 at Ly Tu Trong Park, Hue Children's House;
- Racing boats on Perfume River from 7:00 to 13:00 on May 2 on Hai Ba Trung Street;
- Hue Cuisine at 3-2 Park from April 28 tp May 2;
- Birds Festival on May 2 on Hai Ba Trung Street