Da Nang prepares for spectacular fireworks contest in April 2012

The 5th Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) 2012 will take place in the central city on April 29 and 30.

A Vnexpress newswire report Sunday quoted Ho Van Anh, the event’s director, as saying that unlike previous shows, the firework performances on the banks of the Han River this year will be preceded by several artistic activities held three days before.

These include a cuisine corner, a night market, street music performances, and exhibitions.

In addition, the Pham Van Dong Park will feature traditional music performances and folk games, as well as sea sports and dances, that are expected to attract more tourists to the city during the event.

Anh also said that the number of tourists, especially international visitors, is also expected to increase thanks to the opening up of the Da Nang International Airport last December.

In addition, more hotels have been built in the city to meet the rapidly increasing number of tourists for the event, and the city People’s Committee has asked hotel owners not to increase their room rents for the event.

Unlike the past DIFCs, in 2012, the four winners from previous years, along with Team Viet Nam (Da Nang), will compete with each other to depict the theme, “The Colors of Da Nang,” through firework displays.

David Whysall International Fireworks from Canada, Dragon Dancing Fireworks from China, the Jacques Couturier Organization from France, and Parente Fireworks from Italy were winners of the competition in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Thanh Nien News
A performance at last year’s Da Nang International Fireworks Competition held along the Han River

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