Hue Festival 2016 will take place from April 29 to May 4.

Hue Festival 2016 will continue to have an impressive street festival program.

Talking to┬áVnExpress on the afternoon of April 20, Mr. Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue province, Head of the Organizing Committee of Hue Festival 2016, said that this is the first time the ancient capital has held a festival on the occasion of the 30th holiday.

`Through research, we realized that if we want to promote Hue heritage and culture, it must be on an occasion when many people come to enjoy it, so we decided to organize it on this occasion. Currently, 97% of hotels have booked rooms,`

In addition to main events such as the Royal Palace Night (with a royal banquet), the Tet Giao Ceremony, and the `Brilliant Period` ao dai performance in an ancient space, this year’s Festival will continue with the street festival `Di

Previously, the Hue Festival did not have religious participants, but this year there will be the Quang Chieu Lantern Festival (Buddhist music and dance).

Hue Festival is aimed at everyone.

Hue organizes the Festival on the occasion of the April 30 holiday

Princess wedding scene in the Royal Night program at Hue Festival 2014. Photo: Nguyen Dong.

`This year, hundreds of delegates from many countries around the world will come to Hue just to discuss the ancient capital’s cuisine. In addition, for the first time we will organize a hot air balloon festival, with 9 large hot air balloons.

This Festival, programs are assigned to each Hue artist in collaboration with other artists, instead of one person in charge as before.

The Provincial Vice Chairman said that during this 9th Festival, Hue has mobilized socialization resources into the largest festival ever.

With the goal that people will contribute to the festival, this year, the programs `Old Village Perfume`, or festival countryside markets, and street performances will create maximum conditions for people and tourists to participate.

Hue Festival is held every 2 years, this year is the 9th edition. Along with recreating many royal festivals, among the spaces of Hue Citadel, the festival is also an opportunity to promote culture and tourism.

Nguyen Dong