The People’s Committee of Da Nang in central Vietnam, alongside representatives from Sun Group, on Wednesday announced that the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) will return to the city from June 3 to July 8 after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Sun Group, the 2023 DIFF is the main event of the ‘WOW Da Nang’ program, an integral initiative under the group’s ‘WOW Vietnam’ tourism campaign.
The 2023 DIFF will be held on a stage along the bank of the Han River.
The event will see participation from seven international pyrotechnic teams from the UK, Italy, Poland, France, Australia, Canada, Finland, as well as a team from Da Nang.
The Vietnamese and Finnish teams compete following the festival’s opening ceremony on June 3 evening.
The teams from Canada and France hold their fireworks displays on June 10, while those from Australia and Italy have their turn on June 17, followed by Poland and England on June 24.
The finale takes place on the evening of July 8.
With the theme ‘The World Without Gap,’ the 2023 DIFF will honor the strong recovery of the world’s tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to fireworks displays, a variety of other activities will be held in the city in conjunction with the festival.
Both Sun Group and Vietnamese tourism as a whole have experienced difficulties over the past few years, but the festival is expected to help aid both in their comeback.
Sun Group contributed nearly VND150 billion (US$6.4 million) toward the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival in 2019, which helped attract nearly one million local and foreign travelers to the coastal city.
This year’s festival is the 11th DIFF to have been organized in Da Nang.
It was last organized in 2019 before putting itself on hold for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.