Exciting programs in Hue Festival 2016

The 9th Hue Festival 2016 will take place from 29 April to 4 May 2016 with the theme “710th anniversary of  Thuan Hoa-Phu Xuan-Thua Thien-Hue; Cultural heritage with integration and development”.

Hue Festival is among the most expected events of this tranquil city. In this special event, a wide variety of traditional activities of Viet Nam 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.

A variety of exclusive, large-scaled programs will be taken place during the six days of the Festival:

Time Program Venue
20h00 of April 29, 2016 Grand Opening Ceremony Noon Gate Square
19h30 from April 30 to May 3, 2016 Artistic programs of domestic and international art troupes stages inside the Citadel and An Dinh Palace
19h30 of May 1&3, 2016 Imperial Night spectacle Citadel
19h30 of April 30, 2016 Presentation of the Quintessence of Hue’s traditional arts Kim Long village
20h00 of May 1, 2016 Buddhist Celebration of Universal Illumination Nghinh Luong Pavilion
May 1&3, 2016 Street performances entitled “Heritage and Cultural Colors of East Asia and Latin America” streets of Hue city
0h05 of April 29, 2016 Nam Giao Offering Ritual Nam Giao Esplanade
from May 1 to May 2, 2016 “Fragrances of Phuoc Tich Ancient Village” Festivity Phuoc Tich ancient village – Phong Dien district
from April 30 to May May 4, 2016 “Rural Market on Festive Days” Festivity Thanh Toan Roofed Bridge – Huong Thuy district
from April 30 to May 2, 2016 Children’s Fiesta themed “The Colors of Childhood” Hue Children’s House and Nguyen Van Troi Park
May 1, 2016 May 1, 2016 Trinh Cong Son Park
April 30, 2016 Ao Dai Grand Show Quoc Hoc Square
20h00 of May 4, 2016 Closing Ceremony Noon Gate Square

After 8 times hosting, Hue Festival has gradually developed to national scale with international orientation and contributed to building Hue tourism’s reputation as well as promoting Viet Nam culture to the world.