A performance at the 2014 Hue Festival (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – The Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) will fund 3 billion VND (136,000 USD) to the 2016 Hue Festival which is to be held from April 29 – May 4.

With the sum as agreed in a sponsorship signing ceremony in the central province of Thua Thien –Hue on January 8, Vietcombank will be the sponsor for the event together with the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank).

The other sponsor is the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) with 5 billion VND (227,000 USD).

Themed: “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the event is part of celebrations for the 710th anniversary of the region, Thua Thien-Hue (formerly known as Thuan Hoa, and then Phu Xuan). The festival will showcase art troupes from countries on five continents.

Vietnamese and foreign artists will join together in performances in the Hue Citadel, An Dinh Palace and at other places in the Complex of Hue Monuments.

The “Dem Hoang Cung” (Royal Night) and “Huyen thoai Phuong Dong” (Orient legendary) will be held in the Ngo Mon-Ky Dai Square, enacting original royal activities.

There will also be exhibitions, kite and calligraphy displays, scientific workshops, street music and arts performances, together with sports, cuisine and tourism events.-VNA