Building on the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development; Hue – one destination, five World Heritages”, the 10th Hue Festival will be held from April 27th to May 2nd, 2018.
Hue Festival 2018 is regarded as the succession and also the affirmation of the reputation of the nine previous ones. It will be held to commemorate cultural and historical milestones of Vietnam and Thua Thien Hue province, particularly, 230th anniversary of the Nguyen Hue Emperor’s Coronation at the Ban Mount (1575-1788); 25th anniversary (1993-2018) of UNESCO recognition of Hue monument complex as a World Cultural Heritage Site; 15th anniversary of UNESCO recognition bestowed on Hue’s Court Music as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (2003-2018).
The event will showcase stunning art performances representing different cultures of Vietnam and dozens of countries in the world. It will especially offer the audience the quintessence of Hue’s cultural and artistic values, inspired by UNESCO-recognized world heritages including the Complex of Hue Monuments (1993), Royal Court Music (2003), Woodblocks (2010) and Imperial Archives (2014) of the Nguyen Dynasty and the poetry on Hue royal architectural works (2016). A variety of superb traditional and contemporary art performances will be staged inside the Citadel, An Dinh Palace and other open venues within the city.
Hue Festival 2018 will continue to re-enact the imperial life in a mysterious ambience of the spectacle “Hue Royal Inspiration” together with programs introducing the quintessence of Hue folk arts and royal art, including Buddhism cultural events, the national competition of “Hát văn” or “Chầu văn” (spiritual singing) and street performances themed “Cultural Colours”. Also, a wide range of stirring programs and community events including exhibitions, traditional sampan racing, kite flying, calligraphy demonstrations and displays, installations, street arts, conferences, workshops, international trade fair, sporting activities, cuisine fair and sightseeing tours, etc., will be taken place during the six days of the Festival.
Hue Festival 2018 awaits travelers from near and far with enjoyable and inspiring experiences.