Ha Long destined for cherry blossom festival

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Under the motto “A Japanese culture in Ha Long,” the Cherry Blossom-Ha Long 2013 Festival will take place in Lan Be Park, Ha Long City. 

The festival, from April 11-17, will encompass a series of events to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and Japan (September 21, 1973), and the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Year.

The event will also be seen as a celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of Quang Ninh and the 20th  anniversary of the establishment of Ha Long City.

Five cherry blossom plants “Garyuu” taken from Takayama City and 100 branches of cherry blossom “Hikan” presented by Nago City will be on display.

In addition, the festival will consist of a cultural art performance between local and Japanese artists, parades, a tuna gastronomy, a tourism exhibition and a tea ceremony.

Source: VGP