Jan 09, 2019 / 18:19

Hanoi to host Japan Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29-31

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi People’s Committee has promulgated a plan on organizing the 2019 Japan Cherry Blossom festival.

The 2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanoi will take place in the yard of Ly Thai To Statue from March 29 to 31, with a display of Japanese cherry blossoms and some special Vietnamese and Hanoi flowers.
Japan Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanoi 2019 takes place on March 29. Photo: Ha Phuong
Japan Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanoi 2019 takes place on March 29. Photo: Ha Phuong
Visitors to the festival will have a chance to experience Japanese culture, Yosakoi – a unique style of dance staged by large teams, along with Vietnamese arts like ca tru and hat xam, will also be introduced during the festival. There will also be investment and tourism promotion conferences, and exchange programs on education and health care.
In addition, a goodwill ambassador will be selected for the first time during the Festival. Accordingly, the ambassador who will be chosen must have a passion for enhancing the Vietnam – Japan friendship as well as knowledge of and interest in Japan and N4-level Japanese speaking ability.
Unmarried Vietnamese women who are above 18 years old and live in Hanoi are eligible to apply for the selection, which will last from January till March 2019. The winner will be introduced to the public at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanoi, which take place on March 29 evening.
This year’s festival is organized by the Hanoi People’s Committee, Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, Hoan Kiem district People’s Committee in coordination with the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, Japan's Wanokai International Culture Association.
The festival aims to promote the images of the country, culture and people of Japan, and bring Vietnamese and Japanese people closer together.