Belgian Week 2016 in Vietnam

Published:  13:27 Wednesday - November 09, 2016

Belgian Week 2016 in Vietnam

“Belgian Week in Vietnam” is for the first time organized in Vietnam by the Belgian Embassy from November 12-19 in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, in commemoration of Belgium’s “King’s Day” which falls on November 15.

The event is organized by the Belgian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with Belgian Development Agency, Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Flanders Investment and Brussels Invest & Export, along with support from Belgian development partners.

A "Belgian Day" will be organized on November 13 in Summer Park In Ecopark In Van Giang, Hung Yen Province, offering participants opportunities to discover Belgian Culture, Literature, Education, Cinema, Regions, Cities, Nature, and Enterprises. 

Famous Belgium specialties such as chocolate, waffles, beer and many others will be introduced at the event, where participants will have the chance to win various prizes in a lottery, as well as other activities at the book corner, games on traffic safety, helmet decoration, and quizzes.


Winners of the photo contest "My Belgium" opened to Vietnamese citizens on August 22 will be announced during the day. An exhibition showcasing the best pictures of Belgium through Vietnamese eyes will be open to the public. 

Tickets for the event cost VND150,000 (US$ 6.75) for adults and VND 50,000 (US$2.25) for children. 

As part of the week, famous Belgian DJ and producer ATTAR will perform at Hanoi Rock City on November 12 and at Piu Piu in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18. 

In addition to, internationally renowned Jazz pianist Jef Neve will mark Belgian "King's Day" on November 15 at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi and at the Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18. 

Following the event, at the beginning of December, a trade mission with numerous companies from Flanders and Brussels will visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to seek business opportunities. 

Vietnam and Belgium established diplomatic relations in 1973. Since then, bilateral ties have developed strongly in various felids, such as trade and investment, education, water management, public health, agricultural growth and cultural exchanges._ NDO


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