Halong Carnival 2009 to open this spring
Update: Feb 16, 2009
The carnival 2009 is scheduled to take place in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province from April 25 to May 2, featuring floating stages and impressive fireworks displays.

The opening ceremony will be held at 5.30pm on April 25 at Bai Chay Ferry in the form of a carnival on the sea and in the air, it will be called “Halong, a World Cultural Heritage-Rendez Vous”.

There will be a fireworks show at the closing ceremony on May 2. The event will be broadcast live on VTV1 and VTV3.

During the week of the carnival, many activities will be organised, such as a food festival among the main economic zones in northern and north-eastern provinces, performances by domestic and international artists, sports competitions and business fairs.