The Overseas Vietnamese Association in France will celebrate the forthcoming 2010 Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 6 at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, said the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.

With the theme, “1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi”, the festival will include a full music programme including an opera about Vietnam’s history.

Apart from classical and popular music, the organising board will set aside a space where the elderly can reminisce about their homeland as well as another for children where they can play traditional games, to help overseas Vietnamese kids understand the origins of their nation more comprehensively.

Guests and visitors at the festival will be able to enjoy a selection of traditional dishes cooked in a northern style and also become familiar with the kinds of clothes that were commonly worn during the nations glorious past./.