Vietnamese Culture Day held in Italy hinh anh 1An art performance at the event (Source: VNA)
The Embassy of Vietnam in Italy and the Association of Students of Vietnam in Italy have co-organised a “Day of Vietnamese Culture” in the central city of Cassino.

The October 25 event, the second of its kind, brought together a large number of international and local visitors as well as members of the Vietnamese community in the country.

In addition to photo displays, a traditional ao dai show, cuisine and folk games, live art performances and documentary film screenings gave participants an insight into the land, people, and cultural diversity of Vietnam.

Attendees were introduced to 21 heritages of Vietnam, which were recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as intangible and intangible cultural heritages.

Nguyen Van Lich from the embassy said the initiative helps increase international understanding of Vietnam’s culture, thus fostering the cooperation, solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and the host country.

He thanked the local authorities for facilitating the organisation of the event and hoped that they will continue support for Vietnamese students living and working in the city.

For his part, Cassino Mayor Guiseppe Golini Petrarcone hailed the significance of the event in bolstering the Vietnam-Italy friendship, vowing that the city will continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese students here.

Vietnam and Italy have had 72 education projects and around 1,000 Vietnamese undergraduate and postgraduate students are studying in Italy.-VNA