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Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival kicks off at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 13:37 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival kicks off at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street
A fashion show takes place during the opening event of the 2020 Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

This year’s Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival was kick-started on Saturday evening and will last until July 2 with a variety of activities and events to celebrate the country’s traditional gown.

The festival is organized at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the city changing its name from Saigon-Gia Dinh to Ho Chi Minh (July 2, 1976).

The opening event on Saturday evening included various performances in different genres, namely folk music, electronic dance music, flashmob dance, martial arts, and fashion shows.

The Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival, which has been held every year since 2014, is hoped to become a hallmark of the southern metropolis and contribute to the development of a civilized and modern city, said Le Thanh Liem, vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

Le Thanh Liem, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, speaks at the event on June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Le Thanh Liem, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, speaks at the event on June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

The festival includes various activities taking place from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm every day from June 27 to July 2.

The activities include art galleries, introduction of traditional handicrafts, muscial performances, circus and magic shows, photo contests, fashion shows, and sports competitions.

A fashion show takes place during the opening event of the 2020 Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A fashion show takes place during the opening event of the 2020 Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Singer Ta Minh Tam performs at the opening event of the 2020 Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Singer Ta Minh Tam performs at the opening event of the 2020 Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A folk music performance during the  Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A folk music performance during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Singer Doan Trang performs at the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Singer Doan Trang performs at the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A martial art performance during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A martial arts performance during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Participants enjoy an electronic dance music performance at the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Participants enjoy an electronic dance music performance at the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A performance during the  Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A performance during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

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