The event is part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of National Reunification anniversary (April 30), the 140th anniversary of the International Labour Day (May 1) and 125th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19).
"Halong Carnival" is the biggest annual festival in Halong which attracts a huge number of tourists each year. Tourists coming to Halong Bay will be dazzled by colorful and bustling atmosphere of carnival festival. Halong Carnival has become an excellent tourism product in Halong.
The event is joined by thousands of actors (actresses), dancers, singers, musicians as well as students. Almost of them are the local residents of Halong Bay. Each year, Halong Carnival has a different theme which honors traditional & natural values of Halong Bay as well as the achievements of tourism in Halong. Joining the festival, tourists will have chance to dip in magical music background of a great musical party. The highlight of Halong Carnival is joyous street parades with variety of colorful costumes and dance on wide streets along the coast. Moreover, a laser, sound and water performance combining with a sparkling aerial firework show is an amazing party of light and color which tourists shouldn’t miss at the festival. This high-tech lighting show will give tourists an impressive image of sparkling Halong by night.
The attraction of Quang Ninh Province as a place to visit and live in was highlighted on May 08 as a mass art show inaugurated the Ha Long Carnival. The gathering of 2,700 artists and residents in downtown Ha Long also set off this year's summer holidays in the northern province.
Themed Converging Quintessence-Spreading Smiles, the show included art performances on stage and dynamic street performances by amateur and professional artists from Viet Nam, Thailand and Chinese Taiwan. Visitors could watch 10 carriages of flowers and exciting performances by popular singers and art troupes at home and abroad.
The Ha Long Carnival has delivered different and fresh experiences to visitors each year. It has become a new, unique tourism trademark of Quang Ninh.