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Dragon Dance Festival to return to Hanoi next month

Anh Kiet THE HANOI TIMES Sun, September 27, 2020

Photo for illustration. Source: Hanoimoi

HANOI – The festival has become a traditional cultural event in Hanoi and typically attracts thousands of residents and tourists.

The sixth edition of the Dragon Dance Festival is slated to take place at the Ly Thai To square nearby Hoan Kiem lake on October 3, the Government Portal reported.

The annual event aims to honor and disseminate the cultural beauty of Thang Long – Hanoi while encouraging folk artisans to maintain and pass on local heritage values.

This year’s event is part of activities to celebrate the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 17th Congress of the municipal Party. It is expected to draw the participation of dragon dancers from 13 districts in the capital city.

Each team will stage a unique art performance of five to seven minutes. Each dance could be performed by one or more dragons, together with the other sacred animals (the unicorn, the turtle, the phoenix) combined on the background music and narrations.

The organizing committee will present prizes to the best performers, alongside some prizes for the most well-decorated dragon and the most creative dance.

The festival has become a traditional cultural event in Hanoi and typically attracts thousands of residents and tourists.

By dances of dragons and unicorns, the festival will recreate the nation’s glorious traditional historical events, praise the country and people of Vietnam and the thousand-year-old capital city which has been recognized as the City for Peace.

The festival is a cultural and artistic event with profound social significance, creating a joyful and exciting atmosphere in the cultural and spiritual life of Hanoians, and introducing local and international tourists to one of Hanoi’s unique art forms imbued with folk colors.

http://hanoitimes.vn/dragon-dance-festival-to-return-to-hanoi-next-month-314329.html

Source: THE HANOI TIMES, VIETNAM Sun, September 27, 2020      

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