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Huế Festival 2020 postponed due to coronavirus epidemic


Huế Festival 2020 will be delayed due to the spread of fatal novel coronavirus (Covid-19) globally. — Photo

THỪA THIÊN HUẾ — The highly anticipated Huế Festival 2020 will be postponed due to the spread of fatal novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Thừa Thiên Huế Province’s People’s Committee.

If the epidemic is brought under control, the festival will be organised at the end of August or early September. The specific day will be selected by the local People’s Committee. In case the disease continues, the local People’s Committee will submit an additional report to the provincial Party Committee.

Earlier, Huế Festival 2020, with the theme Cultural Heritage In Integration and Development – Always a New Huế, was expected to be held from April 1-6.

According to its organisation board, the festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will showcase various performances of 20 art troupes from many countries like South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, China and Israel, promising an attractive, spectacular and culturally colourful programme.

The festival will also feature art and music performances by troupes from Thừa Thiên – Huế and other central provinces, as well as Hà Nội, HCM City and independent groups and singers.

The Huế Festival is a biennial celebration that has been taking place since 2000 and is one of the biggest cultural events in the country.

Visitors have the chance to enjoy a historical insight into Việt Nam’s feudal era in Huế – a city recognised as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003. — VNS

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