Asian Culture Festival in Potsdam

The Asian Culture Festival themed “Fire and Water” opened at Potsdam, Germany on August 4.

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Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh introduced Vietnamese culture and arts to international friends and thanked Brandenburg state authorities and Potsdam for creating favorable conditions to organize the event successfully.

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Representatives from Brandenburg state and Potsdam highlighted the Vietnamese community’s contributions to local economic development and cultural diversification.

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The highlights of the festival, a parade of 100 people in Vietnam’s traditional dresses which were made of XQ Vietnam. There are some XQ hand-made embroidery and handicraft works.

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There are music, dance and martial art performances to enjoy and also traditional foods and drinks served at various stalls.

(Vietnamcolors & VNexpress)

EMBROIDERY ANNIVERSARY 2012


I. Welcome guests and friends: (From July 28th, 29th and 30th, 2012)
- At Lien Khuong airport – Dalat city
- At 27 Yersin street, Dalat city – XQ host’s house
- Help guests book their hotel (guests will pay plane ticket and fee of hotel room)

Visitors can participate in night programs on July 28th and 29th at 27 Yersin street (free of charge)
- Guitar show: “Crickets Crying For The Moon” performed by “Artists living at night”
- Meals – “Who Calls You On Flower Fields”
- Try on and choose ritual costume for the participants in the festivity night “Recalling Forgotten Memories”
- Ceremony to offer “Commemorating value” of embroidery profession for participants of PROPER BEHAVIOUR program 2012 (on July 30th)
* Welcome guests to visit XQ Historical Village (There is a bus to meet and see off guests at 27 Yersin street)

II. PROPER BEHAVIOUR program (On July 30th, 2012)

In the morning:
- Offerings to the Ancestors’ temple
- Ceremony to change Wedding Dress – Funeral Dress
At noon:
- Lunch “Vietnamese spice road”
In the afternoon
- Ceremony to honor the elderly embroiderers at the Senior Town
- Friends award the prize
LOYALTY – PROPER BEHAVIOUR to embroiderers’ children
- Ceremony to “MEDITATE PROPER BEHAVIOUR” under the Solar Gate

III. Festivity Night “RECALLING FORGOTTEN MEMORIES”

A. Ceremony to honor and award prizes for guests:
- Are you artists? (6 prizes)
(After discovering mysterious things of Dalat nature at the garden Speech Of Nature)
- To honor and award prizes to the mothers and the sisters (participants) (6 prizes)
With the beauty of:
+ The exquisite
+ The noble
+ The romantic
- To honor and award prizes to the fathers and the brothers (participants) (6 prizes)
With the foot steps of:
+ The dignified and serious
+ The strong
+ The self-confident
- Ceremony to “OFFER EMBROIDERED OVERCOAT” to the Embroidery Goddess (Nam Phuong Queen) once a year and only for participants who won prizes in the Festivity Night “RECALLING FORGOTTEN MEMORIES”

B. Dinner “Who calls you on flower field”

C. Music and poem night

IV. SEE OFF FRIENDS
• Grateful program to participants who love the traditional embroidery art
• Ceremony to keep embroidered signatures and photographs of participants at The ROYAL ACADEMY

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Performance art

1. Guitar Music Night “Cricket Crying For The Moon” of artist living at night
Cricket Crying For The Moon

2. Traditional music and poetry night

“Birds Flying At Night To Look For…”
Birds Flying At Night To Look  For…

3. Tea ceremony “Listen To The Sap Raising On Tea Trees”
Listen To The Sap Raising On Tea Trees

4. Program “Dream Of Night Walkers”
Dream Of Night Walkers

5.Visiting “The Solar Gate ” On The Langbiang Mount
The Solar Gate

XQ 27 Yersin

  • The rendezvous of Legends
  • Destination for the art-lovers
  • The birth place of miraculousness
  • Where you would discover the marvelous beauty of Dalat City

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PENETRATE INTO FABULOUS WORLD OF DALAT – A DREAMY TIME

XQ Art House – “The Relationship Between Art and Life”
XQ Art House

The Showroom Of The Art Works Telling About
Life And PAssion Of The Embroidery Women
“Life And PAssion Of The Embroidery Women”

House Of “The Artist Living At Night”
(In The Process)

Researching And Developing Centre Of
“THE TRADITIONAL EMBROIDERY ART OF VIETNAM”
(In The Process)