First puppetry festival gets underway in HCM City

The first Vietnam Puppetry Festival opened at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday evening, treating locals and visitors to the special puppetry art.

Several forms of puppetry will take the stage during the three nights of the festival, which will also see a parade of puppets and circus characters, drumming, and music for children. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien said: Vietnamese puppetry has both traditional and modern features. We hope this festival will return annually to enrich the cultural and entertainment activities of Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street.

Source: VOV5