Hue Festival is a biennial cultural event celebrated in even years in order to honor Hue's cultural heritages as well as Vietnam's national identity towards people from all over the world. With a quite long history since 1992, each time of celebration is distinctive festive theme, which never fails to draw attractions from millions of visitors.
Undoubtedly, at present, Hue Festival is among the most expected events of this tranquil city. In 2000, the event attained its official name ‘Hue Festival’ as today. In this special event, a wide variety of traditional activities of Vietnam such as calligraphy exhibition, kites playing and human chest playing are conducted. Also, re-creations of special events are carried out, such as the occasion of Nguyen Hue’s enthronement and Nguyen Dynasty’s Doctorial examinations, and performances of dance and fireworks are included.
The festival aims at promoting several kinds of arts as well, with the participation of over 40 art companies from both Vietnam and international countries. From all over the world, thousands of artists gather at Hue to demonstrate their talents, delivering exhibitions, fairs, and competitions to over 40 venues throughout the city.
All in all, the festival generates the feeling of excitement, joy and delight among participants and observers—regardless of gender, age and nationality.
TIME: every two years in April
PURPOSE: honor Hue and Vietnam’s cultural heritages
ACTIVITIES: art performances, traditional games, historical events’ representations