Impressive 'Vietnamese culture night' in Budapest, Hungary​

WVR - A “Vietnamese Culture Night” program highlighting the Southeast Asian country’s culture, tourism, and cuisine took place at the District 4's Cultural House in Budapest capital of Hungary on November 3.
Vietnamese culture night held in Hungary​
Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao introduces Vietnamese paintings to Hungarian friends. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary)

Attending the program were Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao, leaders of District 4, Budapest; Mr. Botz László, Chairman of the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association, along with leaders of Vietnamese associations, unions, businesses in Hungary and a large number of Hungarian writers, intellectuals and people living in District 4.

In her opening speech, Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao expressed her thanks to the leaders of District 4, Budapest for closely coordinating with Vietnamese associations and businesses in Hungary in organizing the "Vietnamese Cultural Night".

According to the Ambassador, the event is aimed at helping Hungarian people have a better understanding of Vietnam, a country with nearly 100 million people that is growing strongly and developing rapidly both economically and socially. She added that currently, it is also one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Asia.

Vietnamese culture night held in Hungary​
Vietnamese traditional “com” drum dance performed by Vietnamese and Hungarian artists. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary)

The program is also a practical and meaningful activity to tighten the cultural cooperation between the embassy and the capital city of Hungary, contributing to strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary, which has a history of more than 73 years and has been upgraded to a Comprehensive Partnership since 2018, Thao said.

The event featured contemporary and traditional songs and dances performed by artists of both sides including a Vietnamese traditional “com” drum dance performed by Vietnamese Hungarian artists, and a show of Vietnamese traditional dress (Ao dai). Guests also had a chance to explore Vietnamese cuisine with traditional dishes sponsored by Vinvin restaurant.

In addition, photos and videos of a beautiful, peace-loving Vietnam by Mr. Benolat Belo, a Hungarian friend were also presented at the event.

The art performance and cultural exchange "Vietnamese Cultural Night" took place successfully, leaving many deep impressions in the hearts of Hungarian friends on friendly Vietnamese people, a great example of the exchange, solidarity, and enthusiastic cooperation of Vietnamese associations and businesses in Hungary and Hungarian friends in preserving and promoting good traditional friendship between the two peoples.

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