Monday, April 29, 2013

Performances open 2013 Ha Long Carnaval, Vietnam

The 2013 Ha Long Carnaval opened on April 27 with an arts performance in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long city which was attended by local and regional leaders, as well as thousands of visitors.

This year’s theme is “The Colours of Quang Ninh – Convergence and Continuation”, featuring the traditional ethnic minority cultures.

The Dao ethnic group from Bang Ca commune, Hoanh Bo district, performed folk dances at the carnival’s opening ceremony to ask the gods for fine weather, good health and a prosperous, fortunate life.

In addition to the opening ceremony, the carnival includes stage performances and a parade which attracted nearly 5,000 amateur and professional actors and actresses, as well as a number of art troupes from China, the Republic of Korea and Laos.

Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Director, Hoang Quoc Thai, said the event aims to promote the province and encourage tourists form home and abroad to visit the province and learn more about its colourful local cultures.

Source: VOV

Some ATA photos of the opening ceremony:
Over tens thousands of tourists attended Carnaval Ha Long at 27/4/2013.
Opening the festival is the dragon dances
With the theme "Colors of Quang Ninh - Convergence and spreading", this year's festival with bold traditional culture of Vietnam, combine culture of Latin America.
Traditional games of Vietnam
The girl in the Carnaval dress attracts the attention
The girl in the Carnaval dress attracts the attention
Image represent of the 5-star yacht in Ha Long Bay

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