Ao Dai is the national traditional costume of Vietnam. It is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons. Vietnamese women generally wear Ao Dai in many occasions, for example at school as uniforms, at wedding and at graduate ceremony.
The festival will showcase 250 samples of Ao Dai in 15 collections of popular designers. Those samples are designed in traditional styles which are suitable for the space of the stage in the Temple of Literature. Ao Dai festival is a fashion show aiming to honor traditional craft villages in Hanoi that have been developing for many years. In the framework of the festival, nearly 60 artists will recreate some typical villages such as Van Phuc Silk Village, Bat Trang ceramic village, and To he village,… This year festival will mark the starting point for People Committee of Hanoi to celebrate similar cultural festivals in Hanoi in the next years.
This is one of outstanding cultural activities to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Hanoi Liberation. This festival along with the music show themed “Hanoi, Belief and Hope” taking place at the August Revolution Square and Ly Thai To Monument area will be 3 points of broadcasted TV on the night of October 10th 2014.
According to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Hanoi, activities to celebrate 60th Anniversary of Hanoi Liberation have been implemented since July 2014 and will take place until the end of November 2014. There are a large number of special events, to name a few, photo exhibition themed “60 years of Hanoi Liberation”, the launch of collecting and donating artifacts and photographs of capital people at Hanoi museum, program of “Book street”, photo exhibition of historical monuments of Vietnam War period from 1946 to 1954, scientific conference themed “Capital Liberation – the continuation and development of military art and culture”, festivals honoring traditional craft villages, “Hanoi food festival”, and the “Cultural festival of peace” with a series of cultural and sport activities to celebrate 15th anniversary of Hanoi honored as “City for peace” by UNESCO,…In particular, on this occasion, Hanoi will hold the singing contest named “Hanoi voice” which has been interrupted for 8 years.
In the morning of October 10th, a meeting honoring collectives and individuals who have gained outstanding achievements in the patriotic emulation movement, demonstrating people with good deed will be held to award the title of elite capital citizens. In the evening of the same day, Hanoi will shoot off fireworks at 30 sites in the center area.