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Vietnam’s Ao Dai, culture promoted in South Africa

Vietnam’s Ao Dai (traditional long dress) and folk dances were introduced at an international cultural festival held by the International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) in South Africa on September 28.
Vietnamese performers a the festival (Photo: VNA)

Through patterns printed on the dresses, international friends learned more about Vietnam’s famous sites like Thap Rua (Turtle Temple), One-Pillar Pagoda, UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay, Hoi An ancient capital city and Ben Thanh market.

The Vietnamese delegation has the largest number of performers and is the only to present folk dances at the festival.

Festival goers also enjoyed traditional dishes of the 28 participating countries and territories.

According to the IDSA, all proceeds collected in the festival will be used to support social sponsor centres in South Africa.