A string of cultural and art activities will take place in October in Hanoi to mark the 64th anniversary of capital city’s Liberation Day. (Photo:vietnamembassy.org)

Hanoi (VNA) - A string of cultural and art activities will take place in October in Hanoi to mark the 64th anniversary of capital city’s Liberation Day (October 10).

The highlights are a Hanoi cuisine festival, a singing contest and a theatre festival, according to the Hanoi municipal Department of Culture and Sports.

The 2018 Hanoi Cuisine Culture Festival will take place from October 5 to 7 at the Thong Nhat park, honouring and promoting typical food of Hanoi to domestic and foreign visitors.

Pham Thi Lan Anh, head of the Heritage Management Division under the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, said the event will introduce the history of traditional trades relating to cuisine and the cuisine performance process as well as cooking utensils and materials, and famous cooks’ know-how in creating special cuisine.

Many kinds of traditional and typical food of Hanoi will be introduced at the event, including pho, vermicelli, com (green sticky rice), xoi (steamed sticky rice), and gio cha (steamed ground meat).

During the festival, there will be an exhibition area that features the elegant style of the Hanoians in enjoying the cuisine. In addition, visitors will be able to exchange ideas and taste Hanoi cuisine with artisans, researchers in Hanoi, as well as join a number of traditional arts and games.

Besides, the final round of the 2018 Hanoi Singing Contest will take place on October 10 with the competition of 10 outstanding contestants.

Launched in July, the contest drew 400 contestants.

The contestants showed their talent in three main genres – chamber, folk and light music.

As part of activities to mark the 64th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day, the Hanoi stage festival 2018 will take place from October 4-9 with the participation of 10 art units.

The artists will provide the audience with 10 classical opera, cai luong (reform) and drama performances.-VNA