According to Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Dang Huong Giang, the festival has contributed to promoting love for the Vietnamese traditional costume.

At the festival

The 3-day event featured an Ao Dai Music Festival, a Creative Ao Dai Design contest for students, exhibition spaces, miniatures and 50 booths introducing products of artisans, designers, travel businesses, hotels, and tourism establishments from Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the spotlight were a parade of Ao Dai by the Hanoi Women's Union involving 1,000 participants, a street Ao Dai show by 300 businesswomen and 200 children from around the country, and an art performance combined with an Ao Dai fashion show presented by 100 Hanoi students.

The event was part of efforts of the municipal authorities to stimulate tourism demand, and preserve and honor Vietnam’s traditional values, thus attracting more and more tourists to Hanoi, Giang said, adding that such an event will be organised in following years, Giang said.

Within the framework of the closing ceremony, the municipal Department of Tourism presented awards of the tourism photo and tourism gift design contests launched in 2022, which received 1,414  entries of 147 candidates from eight localities nationwide.

Source: VNA