|Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke at the opening ceremony.|
He appreciated the local authorities for the success of the cultural event in recent years, expressing his belief that the Festival Hue 2016 will contribute to promoting the country’s culture and people to international friends, and strengthening culture exchange between Vietnam and other countries over the world.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao said the festival honours Vietnam’s traditional culture values and serves a bridge to boost connection among countries and territories worldwide.
More than 50 activities will take place every night during the week-long event. As may as 36 art troupes officially registered to participate in the festival, including 23 troupes from 17 countries worldwide.
Along with artistic programmes featuring the characteristics of cultures worldwide and the quintessence of Vietnam ’s arts and culture, Hue ’s folklore arts and street arts will be given a chance to shine.
In addition, diverse cultural activities offer plenty of choices for visitors, ranging from exhibitions of photos and calligraphy, cuisine demo, to kite flying, sports contests, scientific workshops and trade fairs.