The Embassy of Vietnam in Denmark , in collaboration with the Danish-Vietnamese Association (DVA), has organised a “Day of Vietnamese Culture” in the capital city of Copenhagen.

The event brought together a large number of representatives from the Danish Foreign Ministry, the DVA, local companies and the community of overseas Vietnamese in the country.

Participants had a chance to “travel” across Vietnam through photos of picturesque spots in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, the former imperial city of Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An and the My Son relic sites.

Displays of Vietnamese embroideries and Dong Ho folk paintings were showcased in addition to the live performances of traditional musical instruments and the documentaries shown featuring the land, people, dances and music of Vietnam .

Vietnamese Ambassador to Denmark Vu Van Luu briefed of Vietnam ’s huge achievements in socio-economic development and external relations in recent years and its major events in 2010, including the celebrations of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The ambassador highlighted progress in the Vietnam-Denmark friendship and its multifaceted cooperation in 2009, especially regarding the official visit to Denmark by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and a state-level visit to Vietnam by Danish Queen Margrethe II.

DVA Chairman Olerith and representatives of Danish companies shared memories of Vietnam as well as their projects and plans to expand cooperation with Vietnam in the future.

On February 20 - the seventh day of the lunar new year - overseas Vietnamese in Belgium hosted a festival to welcome the Year of the Tiger.

Fourteen artists from Ho Chi Minh City gave performances at the festival, which was also attended by Nguyen Manh Dung, Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and Representative of Vietnam to the European Union./.