The festival also attracted more than 50 other countries, who took the occasion to introduce their traditional culture to the French people.

During the event, the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France in coordination with associations of Vietnamese expats in Lyon staged a dragon dance, an exhibition of Vietnamese cultural heritage, art performances, and a fashion show of Vietnamese traditional costumes.

Mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet highly appreciated the presence of Vietnam at the festival. He emphasised the Fetes Consulaires not only provide an opportunity for participating countries to promote their land and people but also contribute to strengthening solidarity and friendship.

Priquet Chantal, a French visitor to the festival, said that she headed to the Vietnamese pavilion right after seeing the red flag with a yellow star from afar.

She shared that after her son’s trip to Vietnam in 2020, he told her many things about Vietnam, especially Vietnamese culture, which motivated her to visit Vietnam in the future.

A performance of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments at the festival.