Hanoi gears up for Vietnam-RoK lantern festival

VOV.VN - A Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) lantern festival is set to get underway from September 9 to September 11 at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square adjacent to Hoan Kiem, also known as Sword Lake, in Hanoi.

From 7 p.m. on September 9 Cheongsa Chorong lanterns from the RoK and Vietnamese Hoi An lanterns will be lit up to send a message of peace and happiness to everyone.

Visitors will be given the chance to try on the traditional Korean costume Hanbok, sample Korean foods, learn more about tourism products in the RoK, and play folk games from the two countries.

Furthermore, a lantern lighting ceremony will be held on September 10 – 11 alongside a performance by a choir made up of 30 Vietnamese and 30 Korean children. Established in April 2021, the choir will perform famous songs such as Heal The World which was presented by Michael Jackson years ago and Dynamite by Korean boyband BTS.

Moreover, K-pop star Hyolyn will join Vietnamese singers Hoang Thuy Linh, Duc Phuc, and Sunni Ha Linh to bring exciting performances to the event.

The festival will be jointly organised by the RoK’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the RoK Embassy in Vietnam to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the RoK.