Japanese cherry blossom festival in Hanoi to extend to March 27(Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese cherry blossom festival in the framework of the Japan-Vietnam Culture Exchange Festival in Hanoi will be extended one more day to March 27 to meet the enjoyment of locals and visitors.

According to the event’s organising board, this is the third consecutive year the period for the cherry blossom display is extended in comparison to the initial schedule.

After three days of opening, the festival attracted 100,000 visitors, the board said.

Around 50 cherry blossom trees and 30,000 blossom branches are being displayed at Ly Thai To Square, Hoan Kiem district, along with various types of flowers planted in Vietnam.

The event also featured food pavilions and multi-cultural dances, including Yosakoi – a unique style of dance in Japan performed by large teams, and Vietnamese traditional art forms such as “xam” (blind wanderers’ music) and “ca tru” (ceremonial singing) as well as a conference to promote bilateral tourism and investment cooperation.

The festival is expected to help Vietnamese people to understand better about Japanese land, culture and people in addition to boosting collaboration in culture, tourism and economy.-VNA