Thanh Giong Festival – traditional festival which is held annually in many areas in Hanoi in memorial of the legendary hero Thanh Giong, one of the Four Immortals in the religious of the Vietnamese.
Overview The International Kite Festival will take place in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria -Vung Tau from December 6-11, expecting to draw 67 artisans from 23 countries and territories, the organising board revealed at a press conference on December 1. The week-long festival, themed Dance of Peace, will be held in Bien Dong resort, Vung Tau Intourco, Paradise golf course, Phuoc Nguyen secondary school in Ba Ria city, and Huynh Tinh Cua secondary school in Long Dien district. >>GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL TO LIGHT UP HANOI The Vietnamese delegation comprises 30 artisans from northern, central and southern regions and kite clubs of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. According to the organising board, the festival will see the competition from artisans from Brazil, New Zealand, Germany and Sweden. >>More events The highlight of the event is a kite show on December 10 nights in Paradise golf course in Vung Tau City. Preparations for the 136-minute show with 20 segments have been underway for months. Participating kite artisans and connoisseurs will also teach kite-making skills to local students, while introducing the history and origins of various kite types, thus inspiring them to preserve and promote the art.
Overview The Giant Lantern Festival will light up Ha Noi from December 3 to January 22. The festival has taken place in many countries worldwide. Now it comes to Ha Noi, bringing numerous activities and performances by Vietnamese and South Korean artists. Forty giant lanterns – 10m-30m high – will be divided into different zones, and the light and music system will be arranged by Korean specialists. Giant Lantern Festival The Peace zone with lanterns depicting beauty spots and architecture of Viet Nam and South Korea praises the value of peace. The Love zone with lovely and romantic scenes created by pink heart-shaped lanterns will be suitable for couples. The Hope zone will promote Korean culture and send messages for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Kids zone will have lanterns embodying Pokemon and animated characters. 50,000sq.m will be used for displaying the lanterns; booths selling goods, souvenirs and food; Vietnamese-Korean culture exchange area; kids’ games area; and stages for entertainment activities. South Korean artisans came to Viet Nam early this month to prepare for the festival. Tickets which are ranged from VND50,000-80,000 are available at the gate or can be bought in advance at ticketbox.vn.