Visitors make Chung cake at the festival (Photo: VNA)

The event attracted a lot of overseas Vietnamese and international friends to participate in and enjoy.  

During the event, overseas Vietnamese re-enacted a space full of the Tet atmosphere, by making Chung cake, decorating an ancestral altar, along with organization of a wide range of activities such as lion dances, an Ao dai (traditional dress) fashion show, and numerous folk games.

In addition, visitors enjoyed traditional Japanese culture through a Kimono fashion show and delicious Japanese food offered at the event.

There were also impressive performances performed by young Vietnamese and Japanese students and artists, especially the final round of AVF Got Talent 2022 and Miss Vietnam-Kyushu 2022.

On this occasion, an exhibition was also held to introduce each culture’s history and to promote cultural exchange between Fukuoka and Vietnam.

Images displayed at the exhibition featured the land and people of Vietnam, co-operation between Vietnam and Fukuoka, and some products from craft villages and specialties from provinces and cities of Vietnam.

Particularly, nearly VND2.6 billion was raised at the fesival to support Vietnam’s National COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.

At present, about 45,000 Vietnamese people are living, studying, and working in the Kyushu-Okinawa region, of which there are over 19,000 in Fukuoka./.

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