Hue Festival - reclaimation journey programme draws thousands
Update: Jun 11, 2010
Tens of thousands of people from Hue City and surrounding areas as well as tourists on June 10 joined a programme named “Hanh Trinh Mo Coi” which presents the nation’s journey to reclaim the lands in the south of the country from the 10th century to 1945.

The programme, staged by thousands of actors, actresses and musicians, was one of the main activities during the Hue Festival 2010 was dedicated to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi capital city.

Based on the country’s reclaimation history, the programme included three parts, namely Dien tien mo coi (Land reclaimation process), Thong nhat non song (National unification) and Dat nuoc tron niem vui (The country with full joy).

The first two parts highlighted King Quang Trung’s selection of Hue as the capital city in 1788 and King Gia Long’s attempt on national unification in 1802.

Meanwhile, the third part described the country’s revolutionary process with the success of the August 1945 Revolution that led Vietnam to a new cultural era – the Era of Ho Chi Minh and the liberation of the southern region and national reunification on April 30, 1975,

The programme, supported by modern technologies, featured a variety of performing arts in combination with documentaries.

At the same time, an exhibition showcasing unique sculpture and painting works by Vietnamese-French artist Le Ba Dang opened in Hue City.