The Hanoitimes - Held for the first time in Thanh Hoa, the event promises to become an impressive opening for the festival which signals the start of the 2019 sea travel season in Sam Son.
A street carnival will be held on April 13 with colorful flower carriages and dances by foreign artists, part of the 2019 Sam Son Sea Tourism Festival in Sam Son, the coastal city in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
According to the organizing board, 71 artists from carnival delegations will depart from the Sea Square at the Ho Xuan Huong - Hai Ba Trung crossroad, to the stage for the opening ceremony of the 2019 Sam Son Sea Festival at the Ho Xuan Huong - Tay Son intersection.
A street carnival in Hanoi in 2017. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
On the route, the parade will make stops to perform on a stage at three venues, including the junctions of Hai Ba Trung - Ho Xuan Huong, Le Thanh Tong - Ho Xuan Huong and Tay Son - Ho Xuan Huong streets. The carnival shows and parades will take place from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on April 13.
In addition, it will also feature various cultural and sporting activities, including table tennis, badminton and tennis competitions, Sam Son open golf tournament and bicycle race, among others.
The opening night of Sam Son Sea Tourism Festival 2019 will also be held in the evening of April 13 at an impressively large scale.
The stage will be magnificently transformed into a precious pearl with brilliant colours from the sea. The story of Sam Son coastal city will be recreated with dances, colors and music during the 90 minutes of the program, featuring the participation over 200 artists and actors, including a range of celebrities of Vietnam.
Earlier, in Hanoi, another street carnival with theme “The Quintessence of Hanoi – Confluence and Shine” took place around Hoan Kiem Lake in July 2018 featuring colours, music and traditions. The carnival was organized by the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports in coordination with the Center for Preservation and Development of Vietnamese Stage Arts on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Hanoi's expansion of its administrative boundary (2008 – 2018).