Celebrating the culmination of the successful year 2023 and the optimism for creativity and development that ushers in the new year 2024, Hội An city will organize the event “Hội An New Year Festival 2024” from December 30, 2023 until January 1, 2024, with a series of attractive activities to bring many experiences, connect locals as well as tourists from all over the world to Hội An.
The Announcement ceremony “Hội An’s designation to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2023” and “Hội An New Year Festival 2024” will take place in An Hội Sculpture Garden, from 7:30 p.m, on December 31. There will be an art program organized in a unique, eye-catching, and impressive way where everyone will hold hands and count down the sacred moments of ending the old year and ushering in the new year 2024 with the greatest things.
The city will design a space in the event area for art installations and craft demonstrations, a photography exhibition “Hội An - Creativity and Development”, and introduction activities of Hội An folk art. The installation space will provide an overall view of traditional indigenous cultural values, along with a reflection of the quintessence of Hội An and Quảng Nam craft villages with their infinite creativity.
|The first Quảng Nam Culinary Culture Festival in 2023 - “Quảng Nam specialties” will also take place in Sông Hoài Square, from December 30, 2023 to January 1, 2024 and feature demonstrations of how to process and sell specialty dishes of Hội An and some localities in Quảng Nam, nightly music exchanges, free culinary enjoyment for people in difficult circumstances, culinary workshops, etc. It is expected to bring many experiences to locals and tourists at the beginning of 2024, as well as introduce more about Hội An and Quảng Nam's creative field of gastronomy.
In addition, the Exchange program “New Day of Hội An” at 7:00 p.m on December 31 will bring the colors of the city's youth through activities such as Flashmob dance, folk dance, ballroom dance, the announcement of winning entries in the Video Creation Contest on TikTok, electronic music performance, etc. in Hội An Park.
The 11th Hội An Ornamental Art Festival in 2024, taking place in Thanh Hóa - Hội An Library (No. 131 Nguyễn Trường Tộ str.) from December 29, 2023 to January 4, 2024, is a testament to the creativity and talented hands of Hội An people in shaping and art installation of Bonsai works, rockeries, miniatures, driftwood, and artistic stones.
On the morning of January 1, 2024, the city will hold a New Year's Tea Offering Ceremony in Hội An Communal House at 8:00 a.m, followed by the activity “Welcome the first tourist group to Hội An Ancient Town in 2024” at Bà Mụ Temple Gate at 9:00 a.m. This is a warm welcome showing Hội An's hospitality to all visitors who have, are and will choose it as a destination to visit, travel and live.
With many appealing, exciting activities and the use of technologies to limit plastic waste and ensure environmental friendliness in the organization, the event “Hội An New Year Festival 2024” will introduce a green, beautiful, warm-hearted Hội An, and promise to open a new year filled with joy, innovation, creativity and development. Hội An city hopes to continue to attract the attention and affection of domestic and international tourists on their journey to explore Vietnam.