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.3
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.