Sat, 10 May 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:42
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Uong Chu Luu, National Assembly Vice Chairman, representative for the Party and State leadership has awarded Cat Ba archipelago’s certification as a special national relic site. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism emphasized that Red Flamboyant Festival 2014 is a premise in order that Hai Phong concentrates to develop tourism based on culture. The festival is a practical action to implement cultural strategies, contribute to keep the human and spirits of Vietnamese people. Also at the opening ceremony, Mr. Duong Anh Dien, Chairman of People's Committee of Hai Phong emphasized that in 2011, from the idea of organizing a new travel cultural festival in Hai Phong, which brings the name of a beautiful flower symbolizing for the city with the aim of promoting, brand building and empowering the image of Hai Phong in domestic and international market, Red Flamboyant Festival was launched and implemented.
Over twice successfully held, Red Flamboyant Festival has been gradually built up a mark on the festival inspiring from Hai Phong characteristics. Through Red Flamboyant symbol to honor, praise the land and residents of Hai Phong under the leadership of the Party and the strength of national unity, international cooperation, the festival has gained many significant achievements in the renewal process. In addition, the festival continues to generate the excitement, energy, will and the confidence to overcome difficulties, successfully complete the task on building and developing Hai Phong city in the period of industrialization and modernization.
The third Red Flamboyant Festival 2014 is held in association with the event to celebrate Cat Ba archipelago’s certification as a special national relic site – an attraction fully converges outstanding natural ecological values; cultural, historical and beautiful natural values. Accordingly, the city is aiming to build Cat Ba archipelago to become a “green” tourism attraction, a tourism center getting international high-end level, which is worth the position, potential and highlight values of this beautiful archipelago. Festivities in opening night insist of 2 parts. The first part is the presence of districts’ representatives which are arranged in separate blocks, creating a monumental painting of people and the land of Hai Phong. The second part is the appearance of the mass forces creating a wonderful image of Hai Phong residents’ unity in the building and development of the country. The highlight of the festival is a Cat Ba pearl island image. Throughout the festival program is flamboyant images and familiar songs about the beautiful flower and Hai Phong as “Phuong Hong (Red Flamboyant)”, “Cat Ba in colors of Red Flamboyant”...
Previously, Hai Phong City held many prominent events welcoming this year red flamboyant festival, such as drum performances, “cheo” (a traditional folk song in Vietnam), and water puppet...Activities mostly are organized in center garden, including Theatre square, Trumpet, and Opera House. Besides, within the framework of the festival, there is also a culinary commercial fair with over 100 booths introducing unique culinary products from tours, tourist routes of 15 districts in the city. Activities aim to promote Hai Phong tourism to domestic tourists and international friends.
The third Flamboyant Flower Festival - Hai Phong 2014 takes place until 11th May, 2014.