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Vietnamese cultural festival featured in Germany

Thousands of Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and international friends from over 54 countries around the globe gathered at a recent Vietnamese cultural festival in Frankfurt, Germany.

The highlight of the event was a three kilometre parade through the city of Frankfurt streets led by a 30-member Vietnamese folk dance group. They pranced through the streets lion dancing, playing the drums, with many colourful floats and displays of Viet Nam’s national flower (lotus) trailing.

At the event a special display featuring the nation’s national flag, a bronze drum, and map affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos was proudly exhibited.

Vietnamese female artists donned in traditional long dress (Ao Dai) also danced along city streets at the gala affair with German men dressed in Viet Nam’s traditional costumes, in praise of the homeland, love, and solidarity.

The event is held annually every June in Frankfurt.

Many visitors to this year’s festival were heard commenting that they were deeply impressed by Vietnamese people’s hospitality, peace-loving spirit and traditional cultural values.

The event aimed to introduce cultural diversity, combat discrimination, and promote peace and solidarity among peoples around the globe.