Vietnamese Culture Day held in Italy
Update: Oct 28, 2015
The Embassy of Viet Nam in Italy and the Association of Students of Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam. 

Attendees were introduced to 21 heritages of Viet Nam, 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 Viet Nam’s culture, thus fostering the cooperation, solidarity and friendship between Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam-Italy friendship, vowing that the city will continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese students here. 

Viet Nam and Italy have had 72 education projects and around 1,000 Vietnamese undergraduate and postgraduate students are studying in Italy.