Second Vietnam Festival held in France’s Morbihan region

Tuesday, 02/07/2024 16:45
The Vietnam Festival was co-hosted by Languidic City Hall, along with Art Space Association and Vietnam Bretagne Sud Association, to introduce Vietnamese culture on June 28 and 29.
A parade was held to promote Vietnamese culture in Languidic city (Photo:

The festival was attended by Mayor of Languidic city Laurent Duval and nearly 1,000 French people interested in Vietnamese culture living in Languidic and neighbouring cities such as Lorient, Larmor-Plage, Kervignac and Queven.

The program included a series of events to introduce Vietnamese culture in French schools, performance of Vietnamese traditional and contemporary art and the puppet play “The Legend of Banh Chung and Banh Day” at the City Library, according to Vietnam News.

Toucher Arts project members chose a familiar story about the Tet holiday, 'The Legend of Banh Chung and Banh Day' in order to convey the beauty of the Vietnamese language and Vietnam's cultural traditions to international friends. The drama combined with the form of puppet theatre so that all ages could participate. French children and their families were also excited to answer questions about Vietnamese culture to receive gifts and to discover Vietnamese traditions and customs.

Isabelle Masson-Courtet, Director of the Languidic music school and library, said that the show is greatly presented. “The young audience watched the show attentively and were extremely excited," the Director added.

With the theme of Vietnamese customs and traditions, more than 100 international students, Vietnamese in France and French friends in traditional long dress (Áo dài) took part in the parade to introduce traditions in Vietnamese culture such as Mid-Autumn Festival and the Lunar New Year.

They recreated many unique images such as giving lucky money envelopes. The parade is also organised on a large scale and receives the support of the community of French people who live in the surrounding areas.

On the evening of June 28, a concert titled 'Vietnamese Colours' was organized to introduce to French audiences at the festival the beauty of Vietnamese music and art. 

The traditional martial arts club Minh Long Mordelles from the city of Mordelles also participated in the festival with a performance called 'One round of Vietnam' combining martial arts and art and performers from the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in Paris with traditional bamboo musical instruments.

Designer Ella Phan also presented an Áo dài collection called 'The flow' inspired by different historical periods. Folk dance and contemporary dance performances by Vietnamese students and French children helped introduce Vietnamese music to international friends in a youthful and unique way./.