The 13 circus groups came from nine countries, namely Australia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Laos, Singapore and host Vietnam.
Vietnam was represented by 5 troupes from the Vietnam Circus Federation, the Phuong Nam Arts Theatre, the Vietnam Circus and Variety Arts School, the Vung Tau Circus and Magic Troupe and the Ho Chi Minh City Theatre Association.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism hailed the artists for performing skilful and innovative acts, bearing the culture identity of each nation and region.
Chairman of the arts council Ta Duy Anh stated that the quality of this year’s festival had improved with many up and coming, promising young talents.
At the closing ceremony, the organisers awarded gold and bronze medals to the best acts and prizes to the best director, trainer and group.
Earlier on the morning October 19, about 150 domestic and foreign circus artists joined a parade and performed at the Hoan Kiem Lake pedestrian streets and nearby areas for public viewing.