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Vietnam’s Ao Dai, culture promoted in South Africa

Vietnam’s Ao Dai (traditional long dress) and folk dances were introduced at an international cultural festival held by the International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) in South Africa on September 28.

Through patterns printed on the dresses, international friends learned more about Vietnam’s famous sites like Thap Rua (Turtle Temple), One-Pillar Pagoda, UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay, Hoi An ancient capital city and Ben Thanh market.

Vietnam’s Ao Dai, Vietnamese culture, South Africa, traditional long dress, folk dances, international cultural festival

Vietnamese performers a the festival.

The Vietnamese delegation has the largest number of performers and is the only to present folk dances at the festival.

Festival goers also enjoyed traditional dishes of the 28 participating countries and territories.

According to the IDSA, all proceeds collected in the festival will be used to support social sponsor centres in South Africa.

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Source: VNA

Vietnam’s Ao Dai, Vietnamese culture, South Africa, traditional long dress, folk dances, international cultural festival
 
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