A festival to honour handicraft villages will be
organised in Hanoi from September 16-21. This information was released at a
press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on August 31.
The festival, jointly held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
(MARD) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is aimed at preserving
the nation’s traditional cultural characteristics and helping handicraft
villages and streets to expand their business in association with tourism
There will be a variety of activities during the festival including a display of
special handicraft products from 10 villages in Hanoi and an incense ceremony to
honour the founder of the traditional trades.
More than 200 organisations and businesses from 50 provinces across the country
have registered for the festival, said the organising committee.