|Nha Trang Sea Festival 2013 under the theme “Nha Trang – Sea rendezvous"|
Saturday, July 4, 2015
The seventh Nha Trang Sea Festival will be held from July 11th to 14th 2015, reported the Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee at a Press Conference on June 29th 2015.
Every two years, Nha Trang Sea Festival takes place for a whole week in around June in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. This is a colorful and dynamic sea festival which honors natural beauty of Nha Trang – the charming city overlooking the sea. The first Nha Trang Sea Festival was held in 2003 when Nha Trang Beach was proclaimed as a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.
Coming to Nha Trang at the time of festival, visitors will be in a bustling and exciting ambiance of various cultural and recreational events. First of all is an abundant opening ceremony by Vietnamese and international art groups. Besides, many interesting activities also take place during the festival like seafood and international gastronomy competition, wine festival, beach volleyball, underwater group wedding, etc.
The festival is also a great chance for tourists to know more about Vietnam through special events such as Truong Sa Picture Exhibition, Khmer Cultural Exhibition, art kite flying festival, event of throwing lanterns on Cai River, human chess, and particularly traditional Fish Worshiping Festival. Nha Trang Sea Festival will definitely give you an unforgettable impression about Vietnam’s charming beauty as well as time-honored traditional values.
Mr. Truong Dang Tuyen, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the festival will include 52 cultural and sporting activities, honoring traditionally cultural values and quintessence of sea and people in Khanh Hoa in particular and Vietnam in general.
On the sideline, the event will have numerous activities towards the country’s sea and island sovereignty such as an exhibition displaying maps and documentation on Vietnam’s sovereignty over Vietnam’s Paracel and Spratly archipelagos and a scientific conference on educating sea and island sovereignty at schools.
Specific traits on Khanh Hoa’s sea and people will be manifested through folk games, Cham pottery display, basket boat rowing competition, traditional fishing competition and a photo exhibition on the beauty of Khanh Hoa aloe wood. In addition, large-scale sporting competitions will be held such as national sailboat competition, national beach volleyball competition and Khanh Hoa beach volleyball completion.
This bi-annual festival is expected to draw 150,000 foreign and domestic tourists to Khanh Hoa Province.