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The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC

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March is the month of Ao Dai in Ho Chi Minh City. The local authorities encourage female workers of people’s committees of districts, government agencies, schools and universities throughout the city to wear Ao dai during this month.

Contestants of the Charming Ao Dai Contest

Contestants of the Charming Ao Dai Contest

The much awaited event of March is the HCMC Ao Dai Festival taking place on March 2-17, featuring  a wide range of cultural activities, including Ao Dai exhibition, Ao dai parade, photo contest, Ao dai design contest, Miss Ao dai contest, Ao dai fashion show, seminars and talk shows on Ao Dai and art programs.
Visitors can easily see the image of Vietnamese women wearing gracefully in Ao Dai everywhere during the special month.
The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC ảnh 1  A parade featuring about 3,000 women wearing Vietnamese traditional Ao Dai in Nguyen Hue walking street
The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC ảnh 2 A flag hoisting ceremony on Monday morning at Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper in the city
The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC ảnh 3 A kid's Ao Dai fashion show
The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC ảnh 4 Female employees of BenThanh Tourist Service Corporation
The annual March of Ao Dai in HCMC ảnh 5 Taking a selfie with Ao Dai

By DUNG PHUONG - Translated by Kim Khanh

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