|Ceremonies were held on late April 29 within the ongoing Hue Traditional Craft Festival to commemorate patrons of all crafts, and honour artisans and craft villages.
The ceremonies saw the participation of hundreds of artisans, artists and students, along with crowds of domestic and foreign visitors.
Lasting from April 26 to May 5, ongoing Hue Traditional Craft Festival introduces 60 craft villages and more than 350 artisans from not only Thua Thien-Hue but also other cities and provinces such as Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Hanoi, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Thai Binh in the north, Ninh Thuan in the south central region, Lam Dong in the Central Highlands and Dong Thap in the south.
The festival is attended by 70 foreign artisans from eight cities that have twin-city and cooperative relationships with Hue, namely Takayama, Sasayama, and Saijo of Japan; Gyeongju, Namyangiu, and Dongnae of the Republic of Korea (RoK); Konya of Turkey; and Sao Luix of Brazil.
The Hue traditional craft festival has had positive impacts on the revival and development of traditional crafts in the central province. Local craft villages and artisans have paid attention to improving the design and quality of their products to serve visitors.
During the course of the festival, various programmes have been held such as exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional products; along with many side activities, including a balloon festival, an Ao dai event and a special performance by famous RoK artists.