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Hanoi to celebrate Reunification Day and Labor Day with rich artistic events
Jenna Duong 17:13, 2023/04/27
Hanoi audiences will be able to enjoy a variety of cultural and artistic programs organized to celebrate the holiday this weekend.

The Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports will hold nine art performances throughout the city, including the special art program of "Dat Nuoc Tron Niem Vui" or "A Day Full of Joy for the Country", which will be open to the public at Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone.

 Performance of the Hanoi Drama Theater. Photo: Moc Mien

Accordingly, the city's seven art troupes, including Hanoi Cheo Theater, Hanoi Cai Luong Theater, Hanoi Drama Theater, Hanoi Circus and Variety Theater, Thang Long Puppet Theater, and Thang Long Music and Dance Theater, will hold eight performances in the districts of Gia Lam, Ung Hoa, Nam Tu Liem, Tay Ho, Soc Son, Quoc Oai, Thuong Tin, and Hoai Duc from April 28 to May 1.

The art program "A Day of Full of Joy for the Country" will start at 8 pm on April 28 at the Monument in the Hoan Kiem pedestrian area, with dances and songs praising the country and the victory in the American war in Vietnam (1954-1975).

In the same evening, the Vietnam Drama Theatre will hold a music and dance program in West Lake, Tay Ho District. The artists will entertain the audience with various songs and dances, namely "Vinh Quang Vietnam" (Glory of Vietnam), "Bai Ca Thong Nhat" (Reunification Song), "Cung Dan Mua Xuan" (Spring Melody), and others. In particular, two comedies will be on the stages "Chuyen Tinh Linh Dao" (The Love Story of the Island Soldiers) and "O Re" (In-law).

An art performance in the Hoan Kiem Pedestrian Street. Photo: Ha Vu

Meanwhile, the Hanoi Cheo Theater will hold a series of folk performances, including a show on the evening of April 27 at the National Special Relic Site of Co Loa Ancient Citadel in Dong Anh District; on the evening of April 29 at Yen Thuong Commune, Gia Lam District; and on the evening of May 1 at Van Dinh Town, Ung Hoa District.

The artists perform some Cheo’s excerpts and other folk dance and music pieces to praise the country and the capital city.

In addition, the Hanoi Cai Luong Theater will hold a performance for the public on the open-air stage in Nam Tu Liem District. In the evening of April 29, artists from Hanoi Circus and Variety Arts Theater will perform in Phu Lo Commune, Soc Son District. In the evening of April 30, the Thang Long Music and Dance Theater will entertain the audience in Duyen Thai Commune, Thuong Tin District with lots of singing and dancing, whistling, and the Thang Long Puppet Theater will give a funky show in Quoc Oai District.

In addition, Hanoi also organizes many festivals to attract visitors to the city on the occasion, including traditional festivals at Tay Phuong Pagoda, Thay Pagoda, Lang Pagoda, Hat Mon Temple; and the incense offering ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of the Trung Sisters.

Other fun and entertainment programs are also organized throughout the city, such as the water puppet show and activities to experience Korean traditional Hanbok costumes at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Cau Giay District); the "Chung Mot Con Duong" (Sharing the Same Road) exhibition and water puppet show at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, and so on.

 Folk art show opens Thay Pagoda Festival 2023 in Hanoi. Photo: The Hanoi Times

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