Hanoi (VNA) – The Hue Traditional Craft
Festival 2019 will take place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from
April 26 to May 2.

The information was revealed at a press
conference in Hanoi on April 5.

Themed “The quintessence of Vietnamese
traditional crafts”, the festival will gather excellent artists from craft
villages of Thua Thien-Hue and other localities.

The event will feature 16 groups of craft,
including embroidery, jewellery, wooden crafts, copper items, pottery, conical leaf
hats, confetti, calligraphy, painting, kite-making, garment-textiles, and bamboo
and rattan products.

Sixty-two craft villages and vocational
establishments with 350 artisans from across the country are expected to
participate in the festival, as well as 17 international delegations and 11
foreign cities and organisations such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, China,
Brazil, and Turkey.

Besides previous activities such as an ao dai (Vietnamese
traditional long dress) festival, a food festival and the Hue international hot
air balloon festival, there will also be new attractions such as a flower
festival, arts programme and performances by Korean singers.

The organising board will arrange many
beautifully decorated spaces to honour artisans and craft villages, especially
those working with lotus, silk, brocade and the ao dai.

Each space will not only tell a story about the
traditional craft, but also introduce craft products imbued with Vietnamese
tradition and international integration.

In addition, the organising board will also
arrange a pedestrian space along the scenic Huong River.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hue city
Nguyen Van Thanh, head of the organising board, said the festival aims to
honour craft villages and artisans who made active contributions to Vietnamese
traditional craft.

He stressed that it is not only a cultural and
tourism event, but also an economic and political one that brings benefits to
artisans and craft villages. –VNA