|As Vietnam's national flower, lotus is the symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future. (Photo: VOV)
The Culture Day is celebrated on April 19 annually to honour the cultural values of ethnic groups and to pay tribute to Vietnam’s cultural diversity.
As part of the celebration, a lotus area will be decorated with thousands of fresh lotus flowers from Hue Imperial City and the Mekong River province of Dong Thap, known as the lotus kingdom, and will include artificial lotus flowers made of environmentally friendly materials. An ao dai fashion show with a lotus-based theme will be held.
On display will be 100 photos of lotus flowers selected from more than 500 taken by the collector and record holder Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam, Director of the Fund to Support the Conservation of Vietnamese Cultural Heritage.