Ao Dai festival 2016 closes in Ho Chi Minh City
Update: Mar 22, 2016
The third edition of an Ao Dai festival themed ‘Ho Chi Minh City - Ao Dai City’ wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City on March 21.

According to Pham Huy Binh, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism, the month-long festival aimed to honour and promote traditional cultural values as well as the beauty and grace of the ao dai, which has become the symbol of feminine beauty in Viet Nam.

The event featured a series of cultural and arts activities, attracting the participation of local residents and foreign visitors.

Prominent among them are a parade involving 200 students cycling to cultural and historical sites around the city to promote environmental protection, and photo exhibitions entitled ‘Ao dai through the Ages’ in museums.

An ao dai fair to display and trade dresses and related accessories was held, along with talk shows and relevant contests.

In addition, local residents are encouraged to wear an ao dai in their daily life throughout March.