Exhibition on ASEAN traditional costumes opens in Hanoi

13:52 23/10/2020
PSNews - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coolaboration with the embassies of ASEAN member countries in Vietnam on October 21 opened an exhibition entitled "Traditional costumes of ASEAN countries 2020" at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.

The event aims to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the ASEAN Community and Vietnam’s Chair of ASEAN in 2020. It will last till October 28.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and TourismTa Quang Dong and delegates at the exhibition. Photo: VNS

The event aims to introduce the culture, life and people of ASEAN member countries through the beauty of traditional clothing culture, enhancing mutual understanding among people in the region, and contributing to the expansion of economic cooperation, investment and tourism development.

Southeast Asian countries have a unique and rich culture, so the traditional costumes of the countries are also extremely diverse based on geographical characteristics, ethnicity, climate, traditional culture and area. Traditional costumes not only bring the beauty of costume culture, but also honor the cultural traditions and souls of the people of each country in the ASEAN community.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said the event is meant to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the ASEAN Community and Vietnam’s holding of the ASEAN Chairmanship 2020.

“Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, the ten members have actively co-ordinated with the organisers to send costumes and photos,” he said. “This confirms their concern for cultural events hosted by Vietnam this year to create a cultural space so that each person in the bloc and international friends know more about ASEAN’s identity and solidarity to overcome challenges together.” 

Ibnu Hadi, Indonesian ambassador to Vietnam, highly appreciated the counrty’s role as chair this year. He hoped Vietnam and ASEAN will host more activities to enhance the community’s awareness on the ASEAN bloc and boost mutual understanding between members.

By Thien Minh