“Ho Chi Minh City- Integration and Development” festival opens

A festival themed “Ho Chi Minh City- Integration and Development” opened at the 23/9 (Sepetember 23) Park on September 12-14.

The event has attracted embassies and consulates of 17 countries in the city and is part of the second ‘Our House’ Festival for foreigner communities in Ho Chi Minh City which will be hosted at the September 23 Park, Ho Chi Minh City from September 14-23.

The festival includes a range of cultural activities, such as traditional art performance; exhibitions of books, musical instrument and ao dai; food fair; folk games; performance of traditional martial arts.

It is divided into four areas, including exhibition on Ho Chi Minh City’s external affairs activities- Integration and Development, countries’ cultural spaces, food and game area, and stage.

There is also a display highlighting Vietnam's sovereignty over its border, sea and islands.

Additionally international troupes will also present their special art performances to Vietnamese.
Speaking at the opeing ceremony, the Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan expressed that the event will give visitors the best impressions of the country and Vietnamese people’s friendliness and hospitality.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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