The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will hold a cultural exchange program in Hanoi from May 29 to 30 for Vietnamese and foreign children to celebrate International Children's Day.
The "Friendship Connections" program is an opportunity for children from Vietnam, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Austria, Russia and Germany to represent their countries by dressing up in traditional costume, dancing, singing, and playing musical instruments.
As part of the festivities, Vietnamese children from the Trac Association in the northern province of Nam Dinh will play trac (bamboo percussion sticks), wooden bells and drums.
The program includes a series of traditional games that illustrate various similarities and differences between the countries.
Games will include Cat Chases Mouse played in Germany and Vietnam, Rabbits Looking for a Burrow from Vietnam, Croquet played in England and France, and Smiling Face and Bamboo Dragonfly from Japan, among others.
Children that attend will also learn how to make traditional Vietnamese toys. Among other activities, they will make various animals out of leaves and paper, bamboo dragonflies and coiled paper animals and dolls.
The annual event will take place at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.