2013 Halong Carnival

The 2013 Halong Carnival opened on April 27 with an arts performance in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh’s Halong City which was attended by local and regional leaders, as well as thousands of visitors.

This year’s theme is “The Colours of Quang Ninh – Convergence and Continuation”, featuring the traditional ethnic minority cultures.

In addition to the opening ceremony, the Halong carnival includes stage performances and a parade which attracted nearly 5,000 amateur and professional actors and actresses, as well as a number of art troupes from China, the Republic of Korea and Laos.

Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Director, Hoang Quoc Thai, said the event aims of Halong Carnival is to promote the province and encourage tourists form home and abroad to visit the province and learn more about its colourful local cultures.