Gearing up for Festival Hue 2010

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The Hue Festival Centre on July 24 submitted the Hue Festival 2010 scheme to the administration of Thua Thien – Hue province and related agencies.

Under this scheme, the Hue Festival 2010 will be held from June 5-13, 2010. This is a national tourism and culture event, which will feature the cultural identity of Vietnam and the central city of Hue in particular.

Hue festival 2008

The theme of next year’s Hue Festival is “Cultural heritage with integration and development”. The festival will be linked with the 1000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary, 375th anniversary of Hue as the capital of the southern region and 50th anniversary of the Hanoi-Hue-Saigon relations as the three representative cities of the northern, the central and the southern regions.

The major partner will be still France, with the participation of countries from five continents and art troupes from Hanoi, Hue, HCM City and provinces which host world heritage sites.

Besides traditional art items like the opening and closing ceremonies, the ao dai festival, the royal palace night, the legend of Huong River, and the Dan Nam Giao rituals, the Hue Festival 2010 will have new shows like Oriental night, the itinerary to the south, the Hanoi-Hue-Saigon music show and others.

The Thua Thien – Hue authorities agreed with the Hue Festival Centre in principle. However, the centre will have to change some details.