Viet Nam cultural festival opens in Australia

Viet Nam cultural festival opens in Australia
     
The Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2016 (Vietfest 2016) took place at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on November 24, giving…

The Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2016 (Vietfest 2016) took place at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on November 24, giving visitors a kaleidoscope of Viet Nam’s culture.

Visitors were offered a glimpse into Viet Nam’s culture through performances of traditional musical instruments, including dan bau (monochord zither), flute and dan tranh (plucked zither).

The event also featured a flashmob dance and a talent competition of Vietnamese students in Australia.

Stalls displaying Vietnamese handicrafts and food were a draw to visitors.

Proceeds will be donated to charity programmes in Viet Nam, such as the “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” and the Vu A Dinh scholarship fund in support of coast guards, fishermen and poor students.

The event was hosted by the Vietnamese Youth & Students’ Association in Canberra.

Source:vietnamtourism.gov.vn