|The artisans wining prizes at the contest “Hoang Mai Hue – Spring Masterpiece”
Taking place from January 28 to February 7 at Thuong Bac Park, Hue City, the 2nd Hoang Mai Hue Festival, held by Hue Monuments Conservation Center, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, and Hoang Mai Hue Club, left a beautiful and memorable impression on both tourists and Hoang Mai Hue-loving people.
In the framework of the contest, locals and tourists got the chance to contemplate the beauty of over 400 outstanding works of artisans, organizations, and gardeners. Those included many gorgeous works such as ancient Hoang Mai, Hoang Mai in large sizes, and bonsai Hoang Mai.
The event also featured many other activities such as voting and awarding prizes to the works participating in the contest Hoang Mai Hue – Spring Masterpiece; exchanging skills and craftmanship; as well as auctions of Hoang Mai Hue, etc.
At the festival, the Intellectual Property Office handed over the GI Registration Certificate to the product of Hoang Mai Hue to the Department of Science and Technology – the managing agency of the certificate, and the Club of Hoang Mai Hue was chosen to be the organization utilizing this certificate.
With 3 competing contents including Hoang Mai toa, Hoang Mai in large sizes, and bonsai Hoang Mai, the organizing board of the contest “Hoang Mai Hue – Spring Masterpiece” voted and awarded 14 consolation prizes; 7 bronze prizes; 5 silver prizes, and 3 golden prizes across the categories. In which, artisan Nguyen Van Phuoc’s works won 2 silver prizes and golden prizes in the Hoang Mai toa category, and in the category of bonsai Hoang Mai, artisan Truong Cong Huy had 2 works winning silver and golden prizes.
|Hoang Mai Hue Festival creating an opportunity for apricot blossom growers to access the bonsai apricot blossom market all over the country
Director of Hue Monuments Conservation Center Hoang Viet Trung informed that the festival was an important highlight considered a start for the chain of events of the Spring Festival, following the direction of the Four-Season Festival. This was a meaningful activity to honor and spread the cultural and artistic values of Hue people and the brand name of Hoang Mai Hue during Tet holidays.
Heading towards the goal that by 2030, Thua Thien Hue will become the land of yellow Apricot Blossom of Vietnam, over time, the departments and localities have organized various activities to implement the Project of Provincial yellow Apricot Blossoms. The Club of Hoang Mai has also carried out many practical activities, such as exhibition on Hoang Mai Hue products, organizing markets; exchanging experiences to promote the work of trading Hoang Mai Hue products, etc. The effort was made to create an opportunity for apricot blossom growers to access the ornamental apricot blossom market nationwide, bringing economic benefits and serving as the chance to promote the image of yellow apricot blossoms of the Hue land.