Vietnamese Culture and Traditional Costumes Introduced in Netherlands

Introducing and promoting Vietnamese culture in the Netherlands
November 26, 2022 | 08:04

The spouse of the Vietnamese Ambassador, the wives of diplomats and female diplomats of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands recently hosted a program to introduce Ao dai, ao tu than (four-body shirt), and other national costumes, to foreign friends.

Vietnamese Culture and Traditional Costums Introduced in Netherlands
Vietnamese culture and costumes introduced in the event. Source: baoquocte.vn

The spouse of the Vietnamese Ambassador, the wives of diplomats and female diplomats of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands cooperated with the ASEAN Women Group in the Netherlands (ALCTH) to organize a program to introduce traditional culture and costumes to female ambassadors and spouses of the diplomatic corps in the Netherlands.

The event aims to contribute to enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and solidarity among the embassies of ASEAN countries in the Netherlands.

The event attracted the special participation of the editor of The Diplomat Magazine of the Netherlands and the EU with a fashion show that cleverly combines the typical cultural features of ASEAN countries.

Vietnamese Culture and Traditional Costums Introduced in Netherlands
Collective dance performances. Source: baoquocte.vn

In addition to participating in collective dance performances, the wives and female diplomats of the Vietnamese Embassy wore Ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional long dress), ao tu than (four-body shirt), and Hmong ethnic costumes at the gather.

They introduced about the Ao dai, the traditional dress of Vietnamese women, the ingenuity of the tailor, the meticulous embroidery to create soft and unique motifs imbued with Vietnamese characteristics.

Hand-made accessories, sedge, rattan and bamboo baskets are combined with ao dai and national costumes, contributing to Vietnamese style, discreet, harmonious, soft, graceful and environmentally friendly. The event left good impressions about the Vietnamese Ao Dai.

After the costume performance, many guests came to learn more about the Ao dai, sedge bag and silver necklace that were carved very delicately by the artisans. Many people are interested in Ao dai, hoping to find a tailor store in the Netherlands, to get a tailored Ao dai for themselves.

Vietnamese Culture and Traditional Costums Introduced in Netherlands
Delegates pose for a group photo. Source: baoquocte.vn

At the end of the program, the guests enjoyed some delicious dishes, imbued with the culinary flavors of ASEAN countries.

Although it was the first event ALCTH organized in this form, the program made a good impression on the guests about the beauty of each country's culture, contributing to spreading a message to international friends about the union. cohesion and cohesion of ASEAN member countries.

Last month, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands also hosted a program to introduce Vietnamese culture and cuisine to ASEAN friends within the framework of activities of the ALCTH.

At the event, apart from playing collective games and viewing landscapes across Vietnam through video clips, participants were also introduced to Vietnamese cuisine and guided how to make Vietnamese beef noodle salad by Le Thi Hien Anh, spouse of the ambassador.

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