Vietnamese rural market goes vibrant in Australia

Friday, 2017-11-03 10:05:33
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Art perforamce at the event. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese expatriates and international friends had the opportunity to shop and enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine and culture when joining a Vietnamese rural market session held as part of the Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2017 in Canberra, Australia, on November 2.

The annual event ,organised by the ACT Vietnamese Youth & Student Association (ACT-VYSA), attracted the participation of some 700 Vietnamese students, the Vietnamese community and international friends.

This year, it was emblazoned with green bamboo poles, traditional dancing, performance of musical instruments, and folk games. Visitors were particularly impressed by the bamboo booths introducing the succulent tastes of Vietnamese dishes.

ACT-VYSA President Luc Anh Tuan said that the festival aims to create a zone for Vietnamese students to exchange and promote the special cultural identities of Vietnam to people in the host country and to international friends in Canberra.

He expressed his hope that the event would help to build Vietnam’s image as a friendly and hospitable nation with wonderful culture.

Money collected from the sale of goods at the festival will be presented to charitable funds in the homeland, such as “Vi Hoang Sa-Truong Sa than yeu” (For beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa), “Trai Tim cho em” (Operation Healthy Heart) and “Com co thit” (Meal with Meat).