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9/22/2017 3:45:14 PM

Venice celebrates Vietnamese Cultural Days

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.

The "Ao dai" show at the Vietnamese Cultural Days in Venice. Photo: Vietnam+

The event was jointly organized 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 Counselor 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.

Local people and international visitors are interested in Vietnam's cultural activities. (Photo: Ngu Binh / Vietnam +).

He informed participants of programs 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 the “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 popular 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./.

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