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First Vietnamese Children’s “Ao Dai” Festival held in Phu Tho

First Vietnamese Children’s “Ao Dai” Festival held in Phu Tho


The first Vietnamese Children’s “Ao Dai” Festival, themed “Back to the roots,” was held in Viet Tri, the capital of northern Phu Tho province on September 4, along side with the final round of a contest entitled “Vietnamese Children’s Ao Dai Ambassador 2022.”

The event saw the participants of 70 outstanding children aged 5 – 15 selected in the contest's qualifying round. They performed six collections of Ao Dai (Vietnam’s traditional gown) by designers David Minh Duc, Si Hoang, Ta Linh Nhan, Phuong Ho, Bui Thi Thom and Alana’s Kid.

The organisers selected the Top 20 and Top 10 candidates before announcing two winners, Nguyen Gia Bao from Yen Bai and Nguyen Tri Nam Kha from Binh Duong, who outperformed the others to claim the ambassador titles.

The festival and competition are expected to preserve and promote the Vietnamese traditional costumes and national identity among the young generation and make “ao dai” a symbol of inter-generation connections and one that keeps the nation’s soul./.