The closing ceremony is scheduled for December 2020.
According to the organizing board, the year will take the theme “Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of a thousand years” with 27 activities, including Bai Dinh pagoda festival that will open on January 30, Hoa Lu festival from April 1-3, and Trang An festival from April 10 to the late May 2020.
The Miss Capital ASEAN 2020 final round, the “Yellow Tam Coc – Trang An” tourism week, an international workshop on “xam” singing (blind busker’s singing), a music exchange between provinces having world heritages and twinning localities at home and abroad, the second Trang An marathon tournament, and Ninh Binh trade and tourism fair are also planned for.
Other activities include Dau temple festival, Duc Thanh Nguyen temple festival, Thai Vi temple festival, display of Ninh Binh antiques, the Hoa Lu Volleyball Cup 2020, a photo competition themed “Ninh Binh land and people”, an international symposium on the preservation of world cultural and natural heritage values in combination with sustainable tourism development, among others.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will also organize 11 activities while 24 cities and provinces hold 79 events in response to the year.
Vice-Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Quang Ngoc said the year will help popularise values of local tangible and intangible heritage to the public, thus contributing to local socio-economic development.