The event showcased the vibrant Vietnamese culture through lion dance performances, Vietnamese martial arts demonstrations, a dazzling display of traditional “ao dai” costumes, and an array of delectable traditional dishes.

During the event, the APCV commemorated its 5th anniversary and unveiled a new logo featuring the majestic Lac bird, symbolizing the rich heritage of Vietnam. The establishment of the Ao Dai Heritage Club in France was also officially announced, with the presence of Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang, District 20 Mayor Eric Pliez, and Standing Vice President of Vietnam Ao Dai Heritage Club Hoang Thi Ngoc Mai.

Professor Phan Van Truong, Vice President of the Foundation to Honour the Vietnamese Language and the National Language, took the opportunity to enlighten overseas Vietnamese and French friends about the history of the Vietnamese language.

Mayor Eric Pliez emphasized the significance of culture as a unifying force among people, expressing pride in District 20’s diverse cultural landscape shaped by various foreign communities, including the Vietnamese community.

Recognizing the invaluable contributions of the Vietnamese community towards enriching the local cultural tapestry, he expressed confidence in their continued efforts to promote their unique strengths and cultural values.

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang praised the event’s success in bringing together representatives from Vietnamese associations, overseas Vietnamese, and French friends.

He acknowledged the APCV’s commendable endeavors over the past five years in promoting Vietnamese culture in France through innovative initiatives and the unwavering support of the Vietnamese community and French friends.

Established in January 2019, the APCV now boasts a membership of over 200 individuals, comprising Vietnamese nationals and foreigners residing in France, the US, Sweden, Japan, and Vietnam. With its headquarters in Paris and branches in San Francisco, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, the APCV continues to foster cultural exchange and strengthen ties among diverse communities.