The first Vietnam Festival was organised in Lyon, France on July 6-7, entertaining visitors with traditional music, lion dances and ao dai (long dress) performances.
Lion dancing at the first Vietnam Festival
Roland Beaumont, President of the Asia NewGénération Vietnam organisation and director general of the festival, affirmedthat the event offered a good chance for French friends to understand moreabout Vietnam’s culture.
The event attracted the participation ofmany artists of Vietnamese origin.
Director-actor Jean-Claude Tran expressedhis honour to be invited to the festival, saying that it helps remind theVietnamese community in France of their homeland and popularize Vietnam’scultural identities to international friends.-VNA