Viet Nam cultural festival opens in Australia

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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: National Times