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Jun 15, 2024 / 20:33

Hanoi Autumn Festival 2024 to attract tourists with a variety of events

This year's event, themed "Hanoi in 12 flower seasons", will showcase Hanoi's rich cultural heritage and unique cuisine.

The Hanoi Autumn Festival, the second of its kind, will take place in September with a series of cultural and arts activities that are expected to attract a large number of visitors.

 The Ao Dai Parade at the Hanoi Autumn Festival 2023. Photos: Suc khoe & Doi song

According to the local government's plan, the festival will be held from September 12 to 15, in the flower garden of Ba Kieu Temple, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ly Thai To flower garden area (in front of the Ly Thai To statue and the Octagonal House in courtyard 3), Le Thach Street, Hoan Kiem District, as well as several districts of the city.

The Hanoi Autumn Festival 2024 takes as its goal to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the capital's Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 - October 10, 2024), while promoting the beauty, historical and cultural values and utilizing the unique, fascinating landscapes, relics and heritage sites of Hanoi as an attractive, quality and safe tourist destination.

Apart from the opening ceremony and music gala titled "Hanoi Autumn" on September 13 in the flower garden of Ba Kieu Temple, there will be around 150 booths set up along Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Le Thach Street, and the area of the Octagon House.

 Street performance at the Hanoi Autumn Festival 2024.

The highlight of the festival will be the areas and models promoting Hanoi's historical relics, recreating the scene of joyful Hanoians waving flags and flowers to welcome the victorious army marching into the city on October 10, 1954; another themed area "Hanoi in 12 flower seasons"; an area showcasing typical tourism products and destinations; another one promoting handicraft village products; and a culinary area "Flavors of Hanoi."

In addition, some booths will present tourism products of Vietnamese provinces and cities, while others, run by international tourism agencies, will introduce cultural and tourist destinations of the countries and promote bilateral tourism. There is also an area called "Hanoi - Youthful Rhythm of Life" for cultural and artistic experiences and entertainment.

The festival will also feature parades and performances by the Municipal Youth Union and Hanoi's 30 districts and cities (lion and dragon dances, mid-autumn lantern parade, dragon and flower performances, country puppet shows, and others), introduction of Hanoi's culinary culture, folk and sports dance programs, Ao Dai fashion show, children's parades, painting activities, and art exhibitions. Some districts will also promote their products and cultural and scenic spots on stages and booths.

According to Deputy Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen, this is the second event organized by the city government to praise Hanoi's tourism, culture, heritage, and nature.

 Last year's cultural event attracts a large number of festival-goers.

Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year in Hanoi, favoring tourists to explore famous landmarks and enjoy the capital's unique cuisine in cool weather.

"The festival would contribute to the comprehensive development of the capital's tourism in terms of quantity and quality," he said.

Last year's Hanoi Autumn Festival attracted about 80,000 visitors to the three-day festival.