Ao Dai Festival 2014 opens

The first Ao Dai Festival 2014 opened at Dam Sen Cultural Park in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8-9.

Ao dai performance at the opening ceremony.

The event is an outstanding contribution in diversification of tourist products attracting local and international visitors to the city and promotes Vietnamese traditional culture to the world, said Vice Chairwomen of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong at the event.

The Ao Dai Festival aims to honor the culture of traditional Vietnamese dresses during different periods of time.

The festival includes a series of activities including an exhibition “Vietnamese Ao Dai Through War Fire”, a seminar on the evolution of the ao dai, a drawing contest for children, a beauty pageant and fashion show.

Visitors wearing ao dai will receive a 50 percent discounted entrance ticket.

By Khac Thi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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