|A thread is tied on the wrist of a visitor at the traditional Laos New Year in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Ngọc Tăng|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — An exhibition and performance introducing the lifestyle and culture of Laos, Laos Day 2018, will be opened at the Đà Nẵng Museum at 24 Trần Phú Street on Saturday (March 17), marking the traditional Lao New Year, Songkran or Pii Mai, and the 56th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The event, which starts at 8.30am, will include a photo contest on Laos’ land and people; a performance of Lao dances and costumes; a display of Lao musical instruments and cuisine tasting at the museum.
Tourists can enjoy the traditional customs of Lao people when visitors are invited to wear threads on their wrists and see how Lao women twist their hair in a bun.
Đà Nẵng has built relationships with provinces in southern Laos such as Vientiane, Savannakhet, Champasak, Sekong, Salavan, Attapu, Bolikhamsay and Xaynhaburi.
More than 700 students from Laos are enrolled at colleges and universities in Đà Nẵng
The city and Savanakhet in Laos launched a caravan service in 2006, and a direct flight route between Pakse, Savanakhet and Đà Nẵng was opened in 2012.
Last month, the Laos-Việt Nam Friendship Association of Vientiane donated rice and clothes to six central localities including Đà Nẵng City hit by typhoon Damrey last year. — VNS