Venice celebrates Vietnamese Cultural Days

15:26 | 22/09/2017 Culture & Art

The Vietnamese Cultural Days in Venice were held in mid-September with a string of activities designed to give locals an insight into Vietnam’s culture.

"Ao dai" show at the Vietnamese Cultural Days in Venice - Source: VNA

The event was jointly organised by the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Association’s Veneto region chapter, the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, the Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association and the Hanoi-based Lan Huong Fashion House.

President of the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Association’s Veneto region chapter Renato Darsie said he wants to introduce more Vietnamese cultural values to Italians.

Trade Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy Bui Vuong Anh spoke highly of activities held by the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Association and its Veneto region chapter to strengthen the two countries’ relations.

He informed participants of programmes to be held in the time to come, especially in the fields of tourism in celebration of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (1973-2018).

The highlight of the event was a show featuring a collection of “ao dai” made by designer Lan Huong.

Visitors were also offered a chance to watch performances by “I Flauti di San Marco” orchestra, and “cheo” (Vietnamese traditional opera) performances.

Other activities included exhibitions featuring lion – the mascot of Venice, Vietnamese toys such as kites, puppets and “to he” (toy figurines) aspired by dragon - Vietnam’s holy symbol, and a fair on Vietnam’s medicinal plants.

Theo VNA