Hoi An, Vietnam, the world’s best city of 2019 named by Travel + Leisure will host a ‘lantern night’ in the streets of Wernigerode, its twin town, in Germany as part of cultural co-operation between the two cities from August 23-25.
Võ Phùng, director of Hoi An’s Culture and Sports Centre, said that Hoi An artisans will light up the old streets of Wernigerode with hand-made lanterns. Vietnam News Agency reports.
Craftspeople from the ancient city of Hoi An will also demonstrate lantern-making skills for visitors during the three-day cultural exchange event, while chefs will offer the traditional food of Hoi An. Artists from Hoi An and Wernigerode will stage a joint performance during the lantern night festival.
According to Vietnam News, in 2018, German singer Rainer Hochmuth and the Webster Band performed at the German Beer festival in Hoi An.
Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage city, in co-operation with Wernigerode, provided a solar-powered system for public lighting as well as loudspeakers and lanterns last year.
Hoi An often hosts lantern night events during weekends. All restaurants, cafes and hotels are decorated with colorful lanterns.