Visitors show interest in Vietnamese handicrafts
at the 10th International Friendly Cultures Fair in Mexico City
After the fair’s opening ceremony, the pavilion of Viet Nam, introducing the country’s landscapes and people, special handicrafts, ao dai (women’s traditional costume), and non la (traditional conical hats), attracted thousands of visitors.
A number of Mexicans and foreigners described the Vietnamese culture as unique and charming, which could be seen in women’s ao dai and lacquer products. Meanwhile, typical dishes of Viet Nam like nem ran (fried spring roll) and coffee also inspired visitors’ interest.
Many visitors expressed their hope for increased presence of the Vietnamese culture in Mexico, adding that they also want to learn more about the country.
The International Friendly Cultures Fair 2018 draws the participation of 90 countries around the world, featuring hundreds of cultural activities. It is expected to attract 3 million visitors before wrapping up on April 29.