The highlight of the festival was Vietnamese expats wearing traditional Ao Dai (long dress) and Non La (palm conical hat) to create the outline of the Vietnamese map, including the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The festival was enhanced by the presence of Dutch brides and grooms dressed in traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai.

The participants then formed the phrase “I love Vietnam” to deliver a message of strengthening solidarity among the Vietnamese community in the Netherlands.

On the festive day, young artists put on a show featuring traditional and modern Vietnamese songs, accompanied by musical instruments.

The Vietnamese associations in the Netherlands organised an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries this year.