|Two children sing in a performance at the opening ceremony of the event. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Sum|Viet Nam News
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Huế is holding an event to showcase the performances of 49 children’s art troupes from around the country from July 18 to 21.
The Búp Sen Hồng (The Pink Lotus Blossom) Festival is taking place in the former imperial capital city following an opening ceremony on Wednesday evening.
At the festival, 2,000 children representing the children’s house of localities in the country will perform songs and dances, play folklore games, do charity work and take a chance to visit monuments and landscapes in the city.
The event in Huế is the 24th Búp Sen Hồng festival and it is themed “Children sing together with the rivers”. Nguyễn Đăng Thạnh, deputy chairman of the city committee, said this is the second time the city has held this type of festival.
He said this festival would reduce the stage shows and create more outdoor activities for the children to explore local culture.
The festival is being held annually at cities around the country to create a healthy playground for children nationwide. It was held in HCM City the first time, for the children’s houses of the city districts, and later grew to be a national event. The event is expected to create a chance for exchange between the children’s houses as well as to foster the discovery of different cultural features among children. — VNS