5th Hanoi cherry blossom festival to be held next March hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 5th Hanoi cherry blossom festival will be held in the heart of the capital city from March 27-30, according to representatives of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The 2020 edition will include many activities bearing both Vietnamese and Japanese identities. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Japanese typical flower and try their hands on the country’s tea ceremony, kimono traditional dress, calligraphy, photos of festivals and landscapes, along with technology applications in service of the daily life.

Besides, there will be many performances of Japanese arts like yosokoi dance, kimono shows and karate martial arts. They will be held along with Vietnamese traditional arts.

Within the framework of the festival, many conferences will be held to promote investment and tourism between Hanoi and Japan.

The annual event is expected to help popularise the image, culture, country and people of Japan to the people of Hanoi. It will also serve as a chance for the two sides to exchange experiences and cooperate in the fields of culture, health care, education, tourism, economy and environment./.