The 8th Hue Traditional Craft Festival will take place from April 26 to May 2, with the theme “The Quintessence of Vietnamese Crafts”, aiming to honour the value of heritage and raise the production quality of traditional trade villages.
According to the organizing board, the festival will draw the participation of 350 artisans from famous craft villages nationwide and 17 international delegations from 11 countries such as the Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Brazil and Turkey.
The event will forge connections between trade villages and investors, and promote traditional handicrafts alongside tourism products.
In addition, visitors to the festival can join tours to craft villages, crafts spaces and historical places such as the Royal Citadel, Thanh Tien Village (paper flower), Sình Village (folk paintings) and Phuoc Tich Village (pottery).
Nguyen Van Thanh, head of the organising board said: “This fabulous cultural-economic event will extol the values of heritage, and boost the production and efficiency of traditional crafts. It is also expected to promote partnerships and attract investments in an attempt to improve socio-economic growth via links between handicraft production and tourism”.
Organised biennially by Hue's People’s Committee, the festival is a part of activities to celebrate the 230th anniversary of King Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue)’s victory against the Chinese Qing invaders (1789), the 120th anniversary of the establishment of Hue (July 12, 1899), and the 120th anniversary of Dong Ba Market and Truong Tien Bridge, two remarkable feats of architecture in the city.
By Linh Bui