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Quang Tri to host festival for peace next year

“Joining hands to create a peaceful world” is the message of the festival for peace that will take place in the central province of Quang Tri in 2024.

The “Quang Tri’s Festival for Peace in 2024” is expected to be held from July 20-26, 2024, at many locations on the banks of the iconic Thach Han River.

Quang Tri to host festival for peace next yearQuang Tri People"s Committee Hoang Nam chaired the meeting on June 26, discussing about the Quang Tri Province’s Festival for Peace in 2024. Photo: N.T.H

According to Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri People"s Committee Hoang Nam, many cultural programs will take place to mark the 70th year the Hien Luong Bridge on the Ben Hai River was bisected between the South and North of Vietnam in American War (1954-1975).“This is a meaningful festival, especially when it takes place in Quang Tri province. The locality hopes this will be an opportunity for friends from all over the world who have suffered the pain of war to gather every year,” he said. As scheduled, a “Cultural and Sports Festival” is expected to take place from July 16 to 19, 2024, with the participation of sports delegations from Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. The activity titled “Cycling For Peace” will take place from July 19-20, 2024, and is expected to attract about 500-1,000 professional and amateur cyclists.Meanwhile, the opening ceremony of Quang Tri Province’s Festival for Peace in 2024 will officially take place on July 20 at the special National Monument Hien Luong - Ben Hai.From July 21-23, 2024, performances and international art exchanges will take place at the Center for Culture and Cinema of Quang Tri Province. An international cultural-culinary festival and kite flying demonstration will take place at Cua Viet Tourist Service Area from July 21-25, 2024.A ceremony to release lanterns and light gratitude candles will take place on the evening of July 26, 2024, on the shore of Thach Han River. The ceremony will close the festival for peace in the province. Being defined as a unique tourism product of Quang Tri Province, the festival aims to enforce socio-economic development and foster tourism in the locality. The difference of the festival is to “turn each Quang Tri citizen into an ambassador for peace; each festival goers will help send a message of peace among community, locality, and internationality”.In 2014, Quang Tri tourism will target four categories, including spiritual tourism; festival tourism to stimulate local consumption; tourism among youngsters; and international tourism.

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