Vietnamese Tet culture introduced in France

Monday, 22/01/2024 10:57
A program was held by the Association for the Promotion of Vietnamese Culture (APCV) in Paris, France on January 20 to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) as well as introduce Vietnamese culture to local people, according to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in France.
Specialties of Vietnam's regions introduced at the event (Photo: VNA)

During the event, participants enjoyed performances of lion dance and Vietnamese martial arts, a show of “ao dai” (a traditional costume of Vietnam), and traditional dishes, among others.

On this occasion, the APCV celebrated its 5th anniversary and introduced a new logo bearing the image of a flying Lac bird, an image often seen on Vietnamese bronze drums.

The APCV also received the official decision to establish the Ao Dai Heritage Club in France, in the presence of Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang, District 20 Mayor Eric Pliez, and Standing Vice President of Vietnam Ao Dai Heritage Club Hoang Thi Ngoc Mai.

At the event, Professor Phan Van Truong, Vice President of the Foundation to Honour the Vietnamese Language and the National Language, introduced overseas Vietnamese and French friends about the history of the Vietnamese language.

Speaking at the event, Mayor Eric Pliez said that he believes culture is the factor that connects people, and District 20 is proud to have a rich and diverse culture brought by many foreign communities including the Vietnamese.

Appreciating the contribution of Vietnamese people to the local cultural diversity, he believed that the Vietnamese community will continue to promote its unique strength and cultural values.

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang said that the event is a success as it brings together many representatives of Vietnamese associations, overseas Vietnamese and French friends.

Over the past five years, the APCV made efforts to honour Vietnamese culture in France, with unique initiatives, and received great support from the Vietnamese community and French friends, the Ambassador emphasized.

Founded in January 2019, the APCV has its headquarters in Paris and three branches in San Francisco (the US), Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. It gathers more than 200 members who are Vietnamese people and foreigners living in five countries, namely France, the US, Sweden, Japan, and Vietnam./.