With the theme ""The love and passion the Southern land and people", the Festival had 21 key activities. Each activity is a distinctive characteristic and all were mixed to create the Festival of an eventful and special space which express the nature of the southern. The highlight of the Festival is that there are 14 activities in 21 activities which are associated with conserving and upholding the value of the art “Don ca tai tu” in the South. Along with this, the activities which were taken place within the framework of the Festival such as the competition of composing literature and art and journalism, Tran Huu Trang award, artwork exhibitions, trade fair - traveling, food festival, ornamental creature exhibition ... brought the Festival an eventfully colorful space, delimitated human culture’s nature of the art “Don ca tai tu”, made up a jubilant atmosphere for the Southern land which is inherently peaceful and today, it becomes more lively, left unfaded marks in people’s heart who love it. The traditional cultural values bear the breath and vitality of the Southern people, contribute to make the art “Don ca tai tu” in the South to be gathered, bettered itself, and passed forever. The success of this Festival brings not only the power to confirm the permanence but also sublimate the value of the art “Don Ca Tai Tu” in the South.
This Festival attracted over 300,000 participants and visitors who joined in activities at the Festival. Among them, there were over 50,000 visitors who stayed in the provincial accommodations, this contributed to increase the turnover of provincial tourism service, it is about 120 billion VND. In there, the turnover of restaurants and hotels is about 60 billion VND.
7 provinces, cities got the Prize A for Performance of “Don Ca Tai Tu” space. Photo: www.baclieu.gov.vn
7 provinces, cities got the Gold Medal for the national festival “Don Ca Tai Tu” of the South. Photo: www.baclieu.gov.vn
At the closing ceremony, the organization committee of The Festival awarded Prize A for Performance of “Don Ca Tai Tu” space to 7 provinces and cities, including: An Giang, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City and Gold Medal of “Don ca tai tu festival” in the South to 7 provinces and cities: Bac Lieu, Ho Chi Minh city, Vinh Long, Binh Thuan, Binh Duong, Ca Mau, Hau Giang.
And the second national Don Ca Tai Tu Festival will be celebrated in Binh Duong in 2017
After the ceremony, the participants, visitors and majority of people in the province enjoyed the closing artistic program with the theme "Making a date with the southern land" with many typical items which were selected from the national festival “Don Ca Tai Tu” representing for the Hau river, the Tien River and the Southeast region; the item of the traditional operetta delegation of Ninh Binh province welcomes the success of the Festival; the famous songs about the homeland, country and people of the South; the item of fashion performance; the performance of sandy art.
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