Canberra (VNA) – A Vietnamese cultural day was organized by the United Associations of Vietnamese Students of New South Wales (UAV-NSW) in collaboration with four other associations of Vietnamese students in Australia
in sydney October 15.
In his opening remarks, UAVS-NSW President Dang Dinh Hung said it provides an opportunity for the younger generation of Vietnamese and expatriates living in Australia to explore the culture, nature and people of the country.
The cultural day is part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia next year, he noted.
Over 200 visitors, most of whom are Vietnamese university students in New South Wales and expatriates, showed up for the event which featured a wide range of activities, such as making “to he” – rice paste toy figurines, painting on “non la” – Vietnamese conical hat, calligraphic writing and exhibition of Dong Ho folk paintings.
They also had the chance to participate in a number of folk games and taste traditional Vietnamese food and drink, such as “goi cuon” (fresh rolls), “banh mi”, “ca phe sua da ” (iced coffee) and the “tra dao”. (peach tea). Iced coffee and peach tea were among the favorites among young people.
The event was conceived following a traditional market in Vietnam in the last days of the year when Tet, Vietnam’s traditional New Year, is near./.