09.04.2021, 15:45

Quảng Nam hosts Korean Culture Day 2021


South Korean singer Han Sara will perform at the Korean Culture Day in the central province of Quảng Nam. Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Centre

QUẢNG NAM – South Korean violin artist JMI KO, singers Seok Hun, Han Sara, and a K-pop dance troupe will perform in Hoi An from April 9 to 11 during the Korean Culture Day event, an annual cultural exchange between South Korea and the central province of Quảng Nam.

The event will be held at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden, featuring an array of cultural performances, cuisine, and traditional arts of Korea and Hoi An.

"Viet Nam and Korea are making our 'family relationship' better," said South Korean ambassador Park Noh-wan.

"I'm glad to introduce Korean culture to people in Quảng Nam. I hope this year's event will bring the people of the two countries closer over the barriers of culture and language."

Visitors will have the chance to experience Korean culture and cuisine from 3pm-6pm on April 10 and 11 including handicrafts, games and a lucky draw. 

From 7pm to 9pm, music shows will entertain event goers with performances by Korean and Vietnamese artists. 

Violinist JMI Ko is popular in Viet Nam with her music video Xin Chao Viet Nam (Hello Viet Nam) featuring beautiful landscapes including Hoi An. 

She has been living and working in HCM City for ten years. 

Singer Han Sara participated in Giọng Hat Viet (The Voice of Viet Nam)'s season 4. Her songs are popular among young listeners. 

The South Korean Embassy in Ha Noi has cooperated with the People’s Committee of Quảng Nam Province to host the National Taekwondo Clubs Championships - Korean Ambassador Cup 2021 from April 7 to 14. 

The tournament is co-hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre in Viet Nam with the support of the Viet Nam Taekwondo Federation, the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, and the People’s Committee of Hoi An with the participation of nearly 1,000 taekwondo athletes, coaches and staff. 

The UNESCO-recognised world heritage Hoi An and the International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation and Andong City of South Korea inked an agreement to promote cultural exchanges, exhibitions and friendship visits from 2017.

It aimed to boost diplomatic ties between South Korea and Viet Nam, as well as the central province of Quảng Nam.

Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Viet Nam, attracting a large number of visitors, especially South Korean tourists who are the top five sources of foreign visitors to Quảng Nam. — VNS