Vietnam’s image promoted to French friends

Monday, 2019-07-08 12:18:19
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A performance of traditional musical instruments at the festival (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The first Vietnamese Cultural Festival was held in the Asia Mekong Village of Lyon City, France, on July 6-7, aiming to promote the image of the land and people of Vietnam to international friends.

French and international friends alike had the chance to learn more about Vietnamese culture through performances of traditional dances, songs and musical instruments.

The festival also featured a fashion show of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), performances of Vietnamese traditional martial arts, the screening of Vietnamese films and displaying of books.

The event attracted the participation of famous Vietnamese-born artists, including the Vietnamese-British singer Kimmy London, Vietnamese-French actors Jean-Claude Tran and Stephan Ly-Cuong.

Notably, visitors enjoyed traditional foods from three regions of Vietnam, such as pho (noodle soup), nem cuon (spring roll), banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake).

In addition, traditional souvenir products such as non la (conical hat), lacquer paintings, handicrafts and brocades were showcased at dozens of pavilions.