Ha Long Carnival festival to brighten world’s natural wonder

For the first time, the festival will feature performances and parades on both the sea and sandy shores of the popular UNESCO-recognised bay.
A performance at the Ha long Carnival 2023. (Photo: VNA)
A performance at the Ha long Carnival 2023. (Photo: VNA)

The Ha Long Carnival 2024 will be a highlight among 186 tourism promotion programmes and events to be held in Quang Ninh this year.

The festival is slated for the National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day holidays at the Ocean Park in Bai Chay ward of Ha Long city, bringing together thousands of domestic and foreign artists.

The distinctive feature of this year’s festival, with the theme “Shining with the Wonder”, is the incorporation of musical art form that highlights the values of the World Natural Heritage of Ha Long Bay.

Another special feature is the adaptation of Drone light technology combined with 3D mapping technology to depict the symbols of Ha Long and Quang Ninh.

First held in 2007, the annual event, set to promote the values of the world natural heritage of Ha Long Bay, has offered a familiar and favourite venue to both local residents and tourists.

Also on the national holiday on April 30 and May 1, the province will host 11 cultural, arts, sports and tourism activities.

The Beer and Cha muc (Fried Grinded Squid) Festival will be held for five days from April 27 to May 1, where a record-breaking Giant Squid Sausage of Việt Nam created.

Some other notable activities include the opening ceremony of a culinary pedestrian street on April 20, and Lion-Dragon Dance Festival from April 27 to May 1.

There are other festivals attracting tourists such as the kite festival and the two-day festival at the Tran Quoc Nghien Temple from April 30 to May 1.

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(Source: VNA)