An art item performed at the event (Photo:

With the theme “Passport to Asia”, the festival of Cergy-le-Haut city helped local people and international visitors explore specific traditional cultures of Asian people, including Vietnamese culture, in New Year days.

At the festival, Vietnam’s traditional dances and national musical instruments were introduced to international visitors.

“I like Asian culture in general and Vietnamese culture. The string instruments and monochord are really impressive. For playing techniques, it needs high concentration. The harmonious combination of players with different instruments creates really impressive sounds,” one visitor said.

At the same time, the Vietnamese community in Paris also attended a festival to welcome the Lunar New Year organized by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in France in Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne city, Val-de-Marne province.

At the festival, Vietnamese people and international visitors experienced traditional festival spaces, Tet market, culinary kiosks, souvenirs, traditional costumes and folk games, and unique artistic program of Vietnam.

The Vietnamese community in France have a chance to remember the national cultural tradition, as well as help young Vietnamese people explore special cultural features of the homeland. Besides, this is also a chance for French people, especially young French, to learn about Vietnam’s culture./.