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Hue Festival 2016

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The street festival took place within the framework of Hue Festival 2016 (Photo:
The street festival took place within the framework of Hue Festival 2016 (Photo:
Hue Festival 2016 themed "Cultural heritage with integration and development, 710 years of Thuan Hoa - Phu Xuan - Thua Thien Hue" took place from April 29th to May 4th, 2016. The cultural event continued to broadcast the image of Hue as a both traditional and energetic city in integration period, as well as accelerated the strong and sustainable development of Thua Thien Hue province’s and regional localities’ tourism.

Hue Festival 2016 gathered 21 art troupes from 17 countries nation-wide, for example, France, Belgium, Russia, Britain, Denmark, Poland, Morocco, China, South Korea, Japan, Israel, SriLanka, Australia, USA, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, etc; and 9 domestic art troupes. With 1.200 artists including 271 foreign artists, thousands of artists, actors, actresses and non-professional artists, Hue Festival 2016 successfully held 53 key art programs (74 shows) and 50 communal cultural activities at 21 stages across the province. Particularly, the Forum for East Asia–Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) on which Hue city was recognized as FEALAC's cultural city was held in Hue city.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry Pham Binh Minh speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo:

Chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province Nguyen Van Cao speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo:

Hue Festival 2016 attracted nearly 1 million turn of visitor. Of all, the number of tourist is 25.000, which is 23% higher than the previous year's data. In addition to key programs and festivals such as "Ancient Capital Fire" liveshow, "Where the legend begins" Aodai show, imperial night, ect, other high-quality activities organized on the sideline of the Festival also attracted hundreds thousand of participants.

The art program wrapped up Hue Festival 2016 (Photo:

The art performance from South Korean art troupe at Hue Festival 2016 closing ceremony (Photo:

Hue Festival 2016 not only created a chance for domestic typical cultural regions to exchange with world cultural regions, but also honored traditional cultural values as well as the true values of contemporary culture. The event again confirmed the role of culture in connecting nations and territories regardless of borders and barriers for a peaceful, free, equal and humane world.
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