The suggestion came after the association had taken part in the 17th Honolulu cultural festival in Hawaii for the first time to help promote mutual understanding and economic cooperation between the US and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
In a parade, Vietnamese students were Ao Dai (long dresses) and other traditional clothes of ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands and parts of the country. Marching along the beautiful beach, they received enthusiastic applause from thousands of spectators.
Dinh Ngoc Thai, a student from Hawaii University, said all of them wished to introduce Vietnam’s culture to the world community.
Johanna, a tourist coming from Peru with her husband and son, said she was very impressed by both Vietnam’s long dresses and palm-leaf conical hats.