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Hanoi silk village hosting culture, tourism, and trading week

Released at: 14:22, 09/11/2018

Hanoi silk village hosting culture, tourism, and trading week

Van Phuc Silk. Photo: Hanoimoi.com.vn

Various activities being held in Van Phuc silk village until November 17 honoring traditional silk weaving craft.

by Le Diem

A Culture, Tourism, and Trading Week has opened at Van Phuc silk village in Hanoi’s Ha Dong district, introducing domestic and international tourists to local silk products and promoting and honoring the beauty of the centuries-old village’s silk weaving culture and traditional handicrafts. 

Open until November 17, the event includes a worshipping ceremony, festive activities, and a craft market.

It includes a silk “ao dai” exhibition to honor the traditional Vietnamese dress and demonstrate silk weaving techniques, a food festival introducing delicacies from Ha Dong district, artistic performances such as water puppetry and folk singing and dancing, with the participation of famous artists and singers, and folk games. A singing contest for villagers will also be held.

Together with a pedestrian mall for silk products, two more streets will also introduce the public to the rich culture of Ha Dong district, including floral and plant art and antique products. The three streets will be open every Saturday and Sunday evening during the event, to promote the development of handicraft tourism and create jobs for local people.

Van Phuc silk village (or Ha Dong silk village), located 10 km west of downtown Hanoi, has a hundred-year history of handicrafts. Its products were first introduced to the world at the Marseille Fair in 1931 and in Paris in 1932, where they were called delicate handicraft products of Indochina. Between 1958 and 1988, the village’s products were exported to eastern European countries before being exported to other countries all over the world starting in 1990.

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