Vietnam attends Fetes Consulaires in Lyon

Tuesday, 14/06/2022 18:28
For the first time, Vietnam attended the Fetes Consulaires in the French city of Lyon on June 11 and 12, impressing visitors with a series of activities promoting the land, people and culture of the country.

Vietnam's Ao Dai performed at the event (Photo: VOV)

The event attracted the participation of 53 countries, who took the occasion to introduce their traditional cultures to the French people.

During the event, the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France in coordination with Overseas Vietnamese Association in Lyon organized a dragon dance, an exhibition of Vietnamese cultural heritage, art performances, and a fashion show of Vietnamese traditional costumes.

Mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet highly appreciated the presence of Vietnam at the festival. He emphasized the Fetes Consulaires not only provide an opportunity for participating countries to promote their land and people, but also contribute to strengthening solidarity and friendship.

Priquet Chantal, a French visitor to the festival, said that she headed to the Vietnamese pavilion right after seeing the red flag with a yellow star from afar.

Consular Day is an annual event held in Lyon city for 20 years in order to honor the presence of consular delegations of countries in Lyon, helping people discover cultures, the diversity of communities living in the locality, creating richness, contributing to the dynamism and development of the city.

During the two-day event at Bellecour Square in the city center, local people and tourists visited more than 60 stalls and attended about 30 shows of art, ethnic fashion, introduction of cuisine, handicrafts, landscape and tourism of countries./.