The Hanoi People’s Committee recently issued a plan to celebrate the Ao Dai Festival at the Thang Long-Hanoi Preservation Centre from October 14 to 16.
The cultural event aims to preserve and promote Vietnam’s traditional values as well as the beauty and grace of the ao dai (traditional Vietnamese costume for women) , which has become a symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam.
It is also expected to introduce the cultural heritage of the country’s 1,000-year-old capital to both domestic visitors and international friends via its platform and various activities.
Simultaneously, fashion and tourism enterprises will get a chance to exchange experiences and extend their collaboration with both domestic and foreign counterparts.
Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy Hanoi’s special cuisines and have their own ao dai tailored at the event.
Entitled Tinh Hoa Ao Dai Vietnam (The Quintessence of Vietnam’s Ao Dai), the festival will attract the participation of many fashion designers and artists as well as Hanoi lovers.
Within the framework of the festival, a space will be specifically dedicated to displaying images and documents about the history of ao dai. Collections of unique ao dai of the past and present, in addition to the materials and ancient looms to tailor ao dai will also be exhibited.
The highlight of the three-day event will be decorations of lights made of conical hats, set up both inside and outside the festival venue, creating a lively and intimate atmosphere for the visitors.