Viet Nam joins Asian - Pacific Heritage Month celebration in New York
Update: May 15, 2017
Vietnamese cultural products were showcased at the Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration held at Stony Brook University, Sufolk county in New York City on May 13.

Viet Nam’s permanent mission to the UN and other Vietnamese representative agencies in New York brought to the festival images of the country’s famous landscapes, the beauty of ao dai and traditional art performances, along with key exports such as tea and coffee. 

The festival offers an opportunity for Viet Nam to introduce its traditional values and diverse culture to international friends, said Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations (UN).

The Vietnamese permanent representative delegation to the UN will donate the proceeds collected from the exhibition to support Syrian children as part of charities activities of the UN.

Besides Viet Nam, 10 other countries and territories participated in the Asia-Pacific Heritage Month Celebration, which is held annually by the Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board to introduce cultural identities of Asia-Pacific countries to the US and international friends and provide them with cultural exchange opportunities.

May is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the US with festivals honouring the cultures of Asian-Pacific nations and territories.