30.10.2020, 07:55

Thua Thien Hue aims at an “Ao dai Imperial Palace” in Central Vietnam

Thua Thien Hue aims at an “Ao dai Imperial Palace” in Central Vietnam
Thua Thien Hue aims at an “Imperial Palace of Ao dai” in Central Vietnam. (Photo: VOV)

The ruler in the southern part of Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Khoat had in Phuyen Xuan in 1744 after taking office in Phu Xuan initiated the reform of the uniform in the Nguyen government. Ao dai was officially recognized as the national costume of the people of Hue. Since then, ao dai has been regarded as a symbol of the Vietnamese culture because of its uniqueness.

The Vietnamese imperial city of Hue, designated as the cradle of the Vietnamese national dress Ao dai, is still open. Extensive research is needed. Building Ao dai with the Hue City brand is desirable. The Hue City Council appeals to its residents to stay Ao dai during of the Hue Festival 2020. The People's Committee and the authorities of Thua Thien Hue Province want to take part in the upcoming Hue Festival a total of f Present five events with the Ao dai. These are Ao dai for the Hue women, Ao dai in schools, Ao dai in everyday life, Ao dai at traditional festivals and Ao dai at family ceremonies. These five ao dai events were designed to highlight the role of women in Thua Thien Hue Province in preserving the ao dai, said fashion designer Dang Thi Minh Hanh.

“In the memories of the Vietnamese, Hue is closely associated with the traditional Ao dai costume in purple and the straw hat of the schoolgirls. This is what makes Hue so unique. It is time to build a brand of the Vietnamese traditional costume Ao dai from Hue. ”

According to experts, the exhibits, documents and scientific research results on the ao dai are the basis for the future establishment of a museum for the ao dai in Vietnam. For tourists in Hue, the ao dai is a product to remember the imperial city of Hue and a souvenir. The culture authority in Hue wants to preserve the traditional Vietnamese costume Ao dai in the five parts. Two parts at the front and two parts at the back symbolize the parents of the man and the woman and the fifth part for the owner of the ao dai. The Hue Department of Culture plans to hold Ao dai design competitions on a regular basis. In addition, the painter and director of the club “Dinh Lang Viet” in German “Vietnamese parish hall” Nguyen Duc Binh.

“We can propose to the provincial administration to invest in research into ao dai for women and for men. The city of Hue is said to have its own museum for ao dais. Ao dai can develop their value in the museum and preserve the scientific research results. The production of Ao dai with five parts should also be promoted. “

The Vietnamese traditional costume ao dai has not yet been recognized as a cultural heritage. The provincial administration of Thua Thien Hue now wants to submit an application to first recognize the traditional ao dai of Hue as a national intangible cultural heritage. This is followed by recognition of the UN cultural organization UNESCO Ao dai as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In addition, the chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, Phan Ngoc Tho.

"I'm sure that a museum for Ao dai will soon be built in the city of Hue to present Ao dai from Vietnam and especially from Hue. The city of Hue is to hold a festival day for Ao dai. One of the events will then be on the 2nd September at the Hue Ao dai Festival, where everyone in Hue will wear Ao dai. "

With the preservation of the Vietnamese costume Ao dai, Thua Thien Hue will come one step closer as the “Palace of Ao dai”.

Le Hieu