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Thousands of kites fly at Hue festival
  • | | April 20, 2022 08:44 PM
The 2022 Hue Kite Festival is being held, attracting thousands of colourful kites.

The event, which started on April 16 at Phu Van Lau and Ngo Mon Square, is scheduled to end on April 23.

Kite clubs across Vietnam gather at Phu Van Lau and Ngo Mon Square from 2 pm to 5 pm daily.

Besides the traditional kinds of kites which feature animals such as dragons, peacocks, butterflies and swallows, some teams brought shark, octopuses and horses.


Many parents took their children to the festival.


Tran Duc Thanh and his wife took their grandson and granddaughter to fly kites.

The festival also lures many young people.

Kha Huong, 18, said he and his friends travelled 10 kilometres to Ngo Mon to fly kites.

Huynh Tien Dat, Director of Hue Festival Centre was cited by the Voice of Vietnam as saying that, “Hue kites are unique in shape and style, the hobby of Hue people is also different from other regions. The festival is an occasion when we want to maintain this hobby and make it more accessible to the younger generation. We organise experiential spaces to teach children how to make kites, nurture their love and let the elders return to their childhood and the space they used to live in.”

Flying kites not only helps people relax but also express their hopes for luck and happiness.

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