HCM City to hold Ao Dai festival
16:57 | 26/12/2017
VGP - Ho Chi Minh City has scheduled the fourth ao dai (traditional long dress) festival for March 3-17.

The 2018 Ao Dai Festival, themed "I Love Vietnamese Ao Dai", will feature several cultural activities to promote traditional cultural values as well as the beauty and grace of the costume, according to the city’s tourism authority, the event’s organiser.

The event will feature a contest for beautiful photos of ao dai, the Charm of Ao Dai contest, and many others.

The show will also include music performances by pop stars and young singers, which will be held at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 on March 3.

A parade of more than 3,000 people in the traditional dress will take place at the pedestrian street as well.

Several exhibitions will open at the Youth Cultural House, Women’s Cultural House, Museum of Southern Women, and General Science Library during the festival.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen said the municipal Department of Tourism would organise the event to honour the ao dai, the beauty of Vietnamese women and designers.

Dozens of workshops and talk shows on the dress will be held at the city’s cultural houses and schools during the event.

Last year, the festival attracted more than 70,000 foreign and local visitors.

                                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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