7th Hue Traditional Craft Festival


Continue the success of Traditional Craft Festivals and Hue Festival 2016, the 7th Hue Traditional Craft Festival themed “The Quintessence of Vietnamese Crafts” will be taken place from April 28 to May 02, 2017 in Hue city.

Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2017 includes the following activities: 

The Opening ceremony with special art performance will be commenced at 8pm, April 28, 2017.

At artisan and traditional craft villages’ space, products made by outstanding from Hue as well as other international and country-wide famous artisans are introduced, exhibited, and on sale. Especially, various activities of demonstrations, handicraft hands-on guidance and exchanges between artisans and visitors will be held. Artworks, royal artifacts, excellent collections of famous collectors will be also on display during the festival...

The rite to commemorate the patrons of all crafts and the procession honoring crafts are two traditional ceremonies to express the gratefulness and honour to values of Vietnamese traditional crafts as well as praise and memorize the great contribution of forerunners, craft villages and generations of artisan. Closing program will be combined with the announcement ceremony in which outstanding domestic and abroad prizes and art programs will be officially honored.

Within Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2017, there will be also various culture, community activities as well as responding activities, such as Culinary Festival in which special and delicious dishes from Hue as well as other parts of Vietnam made by talented artisans are introduced.

After 6 seasons, Hue Traditional Craft Festival has gradually built its own image, gained the great trustworthy of resident, tourists, country-wide artisans as well as attracted attention of international friends. At present, Hue People's Committee and the organization board of Hue Craft Festival 2017 are making unceasing effort to prepare for a practical, efficient and successful festival.

PROGRAM OF HUE TRADITIONAL CRAFT FESTIVAL 2017

April 28 to May 2, 2017

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No.

Event

Time

Venue

KEY PROGRAMS

1

The Opening Ceremony and art performance of Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2017

20:30 on April 28

Outdoor stage at Quoc Hoc Square (live on VTV2)

2

Inauguration of exhibition space honouring artisans and crafts villages; cuisine space

14:30 of April 28

 

Tu Tuong Park

3

Inauguration of Exhibitions on traditional handicrafts by cities in the world,

15:30 of April 28

 

Hue Cultural Museum, 25 Le Loi

4

The fashion show “Asian Identity Inspiration”

20:00 of April 29

Outdoor stage at Quoc Hoc Square (live on TRT)

5

A concert celebrating the national reunification

17:30 of April 30

Outdoor stage at Quoc Hoc Square

6

Ao Dai Grand Show “Hue’s Paintings on the Ao Dai”

20:30 of April 30

Truong Tien Bridge (live on TRT)

7

The rite to commemorate the patrons of all crafts

16:00 of May 1

Tu Tuong Park

8

The procession honouring artisans and craft villages

17:00 to 20:00 of May 1

Tu Tuong Park - Truong Tien Bridge - Tran Hung Dao Street - Phu Xuan Bridge - Le Loi Street

9

The closing ceremony of Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2017

20:00 of May 1, 2017

Outdoor stage at Quoc Hoc Square

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND COMPLEMENTARY EVENTS

        1         

Ao dai’s quarter: Ao Dai exhibitions, displays of traditional Ao Dai tailoring, hand printings on Ao Dai and making Ao Dai for tourists

April 28 to May 1

inaugurated at 09:00

of April 28

 

Ly Tu Trong Park

        2         

Kite Festival “Wings of Vietnam”

        3         

Calligraphy demonstration and display

        4         

The first contest of handicraft products and specialties

April 29 to May 1

Hue Cultural Museum,

25 Lê Lợi

        5         

The fiesta “Colours of childhood”

April 27 to 30

Inaugurated: 07:30 of Apr. 27

Hue Children’s House,

No. 8 Le Loi Street

        6         

Street music

from 18:00 to 20:00

of April 28 to May 2

Octagonal Pavilion of 3/2 Park and Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street

        7         

Kite flying

13:30 to 16:30

from April 28 to May 1

Phu Van Lau Park and Thuong Bac Park

        8         

Human chess

15:00 – 18:00

of April 28 and 30

Thuong Bac Park

        9         

Demonstration of traditional martial arts

15:00 to 18:00

of April 29 and May 1

      10       

Hue’s Cuisine Space

April 28 to May 2

Park 3/2

      11       

Vegetarian cuisine court

April 28 to May 2

Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center, 15A Le Loi Street

      12       

Korean Film Show

April 29 and 30

Huong Giang Tourist Service Centre, 11 Le Loi Street

      13       

Concert by Korean bands and musicians

19:00 of April 30

Outdoor Stage at Quoc Hoc Square

      14       

Hot Air Balloon Fest

April 28 to May 2

inaugurated at 06:00

of Apr 28

Flag Tower Square

      15       

Artistic photo exhibition of the three sister cities: Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh

April 28 to May 2

inaugurated at 08:00

of April 28

Phan Boi Chau Park

      16       

Antique exhibition of brocade and glossy flowered satin together with wooden artifacts under the Nguyen dynasty

April 28 to May 2

inaugurated at 10:00

of April 28

Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center, 15A Le Loi Street

      17       

Exhibition of “antique ink slabs”

April 26 to July 5

the private museum at 114 Mai Thuc Loan Street

      18       

Exhibit “Vietnamese folklore paintings” and interactive activities with tourists (inaugurated at) at

From 16:00 of April 27 to May 1

Le Ba Dang Art Center, 15 Le Loi Street

      19       

Photo exhibitions of attractive destinations in Thua Thien Hue, Danang, Quang Nam and Hanoi

April 28 to May 2

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street

      20       

Art exhibition “Truc Chi Art – kilometer No. 0”

From 18:00 of April 27 to May 2

Truc Chi Garden, 5 Thach Han

      21       

Activities of services and displays of Hue traditional crafts

from April 22, 2017

Noi Vu Palace, the Citadel of Hue

      22       

The space for Tea culture and traditional and royal products exhibition

April 28 to May 2

the Luc Bo Centre, 79 Nguyen Chi Dieu

      23       

Imperial City at night program

 From 19:00 to 22:00,

Apr. 22 to Sep. 15, 2017

the Citadel of Hue

      24       

Showroom of Hue jewelry products

daily

Tinh Tam Kim Co, 278 Dinh Tien Hoang Street

 

Source: Hue Festival