Exciting event: Fireworks on the Hàn River in Đà Nẵng. — VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2018 will be held in the central coastal city of Đà Nẵng from April 29 to June 30 to celebrate the country’s Reunification Day (April 30).
The fireworks festival themed “The Legend of Bridges” will feature performances from seven teams from Poland, France, the US, Italy, Hong Kong, Sweden, Portugal and the host country on the Hàn River.
Scores of activities are expected to take place on the sidelines of the firework competition, including a food festival, a flash mob dance performance for students, and a street carnival show.
Held for the first time in 2008, the event, formerly known as the Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Competition (DIFC), has emerged as an important cultural and tourism event, contributing to cultural exchanges and wooing many foreign tourists to Đà Nẵng and Việt Nam.
This year marks an important milestone of the international-level competition as the event was renamed with eight international teams attending. Đà Nẵng is expected to welcome 6.6 million visitors this year, an increase of 19 per cent against last year.
Meanwhile, international tourist arrivals to Việt Nam in the first 11 months of this year totalled 11.6 million, a pickup of 27.8 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism. — VNS