Event schedule in National Tourism Year 2015 – Thanh Hoa
Update: Dec 26, 2014
(TITC) - National Tourism Year 2015 – Thanh Hoa with the theme “Connecting World Heritage in Viet Nam” is a typical cultural-economic-social event which aims to raise awareness of all industries and people on tourism development associated with conservation and promotion of heritage value; contributes to bringing localities’ heritage tourism into unique tourism products of the region.

National Tourism Year 2015 is also an opportunity to build and enhance the image of Viet Nam tourism and also Thanh Hoa tourism; promote tourism linkage among localities participating in the National Tourism Year, foster promotion and build of destination brand to attract tourists to Thanh Hoa and the region in 2015 and next years.

11 main activities in the framework of National Tourism Year 2015 will take place, including 6 ones organized by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST); and 5 ones organized by Thanh Hoa Province. Besides, many other activities will be held in the provinces, cities of Phu Tho, Ha Noi, Quang Ninh, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien – Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Gia Lai, Lam Dong and Ho Chi Minh City.

Event schedule in National Tourism Year 2015 – Thanh Hoa





Implementing agencies

Activities organized by MoCST


World Heritage Festival

Lam Son Square, Thanh Hoa City

Performance of intangible cultural heritage forms recognized by UNESCO

Department of Culture (MoCST)

3 April - 3 May

Propaganda poster exhibition to celebrate major holidays in 2015 and the 50th anniversary of Ham Rong Victory

Ham Rong Culture Tourism Area; square and central streets of Thanh Hoa City


Department of Culture (MoCST), Thanh Hoa’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism

4 – 6 April

Festival ho singing connecting rivers in the North Central provinces

Ma River Wharf Park, Thanh Hoa City; Ha Trung District; Nghi Son Economic Zone, Tinh Gia District

Performance of folk songs and dances of art troupes

Department of Culture (MoCST)


International and national sports events

Sam Son Sea Tourist Area, Sam Son Town

Organizing VTV Cup, international beach volleyball and sepatakraw contests

General Department of Sports and Physical Training (MoCST); Viet Nam Television


Cuisine festival of provinces and cities owning world heritage

Sam Son Sea Tourist Area, Sam Son Town

Performing introducing and selling specialities of localities

Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism


Journey to connect world heritage

Provinces and cities owning world heritage

Establishing Caravan group including tourism managers, press, international tour operators... to survey, promote tours to world heritage of Viet Nam

Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Department of International Cooperation (MoCST)

Activities is hosted by Thanh Hoa Province

3 April

Opening ceremony of National Tourism Year 2015

Lam Son Square, Thanh Hoa City

World intangible cultural heritage festival, Japanese cultural days in Thanh Hoa; Le Loi flower street; other culture, sports and tourism activities

People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Province; MoCST

3 April

50th anniversary of Ham Rong Victory

Ham Rong Culture Tourism Area, Thanh Hoa City

Organizing celebration and requiem, launching tour “Plying Ma River”, other culture sports and tourism activities.

Thanh Hoa’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Thanh Hoa DoCST)

April and May

International Stone Sculpture Camp

Hoi An Park, Thanh Hoa City

Inviting domestic and international artisans to take part in sculpture in Thanh Hoa stone

Thanh Hoa’s DoCST and Department of Foreign Affairs of Thanh Hoa Province; Thanh Hoa University of Culture, Sports and Tourism

28 April – 10 May

Sea Tourism Festival

Sam Son Town; Hai Tien Sea Tourist Area, Hoang Hoa District; Hai Hoa Sea Tourist Area, Tinh Gia District

Organizing the sea tourism week in beaches of Sam Son, Hai Tien, Hai Hoa with activities such as opening ceremony, street arts performance, inauguration of golf course and golf tournament of FLC Group

DoCST of Thanh Hoa Province; People’s Committees of Sam Son Town, Hoang Hoa and Tinh Gia Districts


Closing ceremony of National Tourism Year 2015 – Thanh Hoa

Fair – Exhibition Centre, Thanh Hoa City

Arts program, the flag handover to Kien Giang Province for National Tourism Year 2016

DoCST of Thanh Hoa Province

Activities organized by provinces, cities owning world heritage


Yen Tu Festival

Uong Bi City, Quang Ninh Province

  7 March   "Visiting Quan ho's  land" Program   Bac Ninh City, Bac Ninh Province

26 - 29 March

Ho Chi Minh City’s Tourism Day

Ho Chi Minh City


Ha Long Carnival 2015

Quang Ninh Province


The 3rd Nghe Tinh vi giam folk singing festival 2015

Vinh City, Nghe An Province

3 - 6 April

Viet Nam International Travel Mart – VITM Ha Noi 2015

Viet Nam Exhibition Fair Centre, Ha Noi

24 – 28 April (the 6th – 10th days of the third lunar month)

Hung Kings Temple Festival 2015

Hung Kings Temple Historical Relic Area, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province

26 – 28 April (the 8th – 10th days of  the third lunar month)

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel Festival

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel Historical Relic Area, Ninh Binh Province

29 – 30 April

Da Nang International Fireworks Contest 2015

Han River, Da Nang City

30 April – 1 May

Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2015

Hue City, Thua Thien – Hue Province

15 - 20 May

Sen Village Festival 2015

Sen Village – Homeland of President Ho Chi Minh, Nghe An Province

6 May (the 18th day of the third lunar month)

Traditional festival of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong

Trang An Eco-tourism Area, Ninh Binh Province


Quang Binh Cave Festival

Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province

20 – 27 June

 “Summer Rendezvous” Program 2015

East Sea Park and beaches, Da Nang City


“Quang Nam – Heritage Journey” Festival

Quang Nam Province


The 5th anniversary of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – World Cultural Heritage (2010 – 2015)

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Ha Noi


Central Highlands Gong Festival

Pleiku City, Gia Lai Province


Ha Noi Traditional Craft Village Tourism Festival 2015

Quan Ngua Sports Palace, Ha Noi


120th anniversary  of Bac Giang Province

Bac Giang City, Bac Giang Province


Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Festival

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Yen Dung District, Bac Giang Province

October, November

Celebrating the 259th birthday of Great Poet Nguyen Du, professional and public arts festivals,  composition camp

Ha Tinh City, Ha Tinh Province


Da Lat Flower Festival 2015

Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province

Thu Giang