The national costume to be worn by supermodel Kha Trang on the stage of the 2016 Miss Supranational beauty pageant has given grounds to debate on the gown's representativeness of Vietnamese costumes. The national costume to be worn by supermodel Kha Trang on the stage of the 2016 Miss Supranational beauty pageant has given grounds to debate on the gown's representativeness of Vietnamese costumes. The 45kg costume, named 'Vietnamese Golden Lotus,' was put together by local designer Le Long Dung over the course of three months. The red and gold costume is over three meters high and boasts a 3.5-meter tail, decorated with bright-colored gems and traditional ethnic patterns. According to the designer, the piece of clothing is inspired by the tale of Lac Long Quan and Au Co, who are believed to be the parents of all Vietnamese people. The arms of the gown form the shape of a lotus, considered Vietnam's national flower that stands for purity and perseverance despite circumstances, while … [Read more...] about Is the national costume of Vietnam’s beauty at Miss Supranational national enough?
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VietNamNet Bridge – “India and Sri Lanka have chosen white lotus as their national flower so Vietnam can take pink lotus as its national flower. This flower is appropriate for our standards,” said Vi Kien Thanh, Chief of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s (MoCST) Art, Photography and Exhibition Department, in an interview with an online newspaper on January 20. What are the criteria set by the MoCST to select the national flower of Vietnam? We have six standards: must be indigenous to Vietnam or it has been planted throughout Vietnam for a very long time; represent the character, culture or the spirit of the nation; be beautiful and scented; be frequently used and highly valued in art, literature, sculpture and architecture; and be loved and respected by many people. The national flower project only sets the purpose, meaning and criteria to choose national flower. It doesn’t suggest any specific species of flower. However, many … [Read more...] about Many people suggest the lotus as Vietnam’s national flower
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 26, opened an exhibition of flowers and held a referendum on choosing national flowers in the central city of Da Nang. Top candidate for “national flower” at Hanoi Spring Festival Lotus may become national flower The exhibition, held at the Trung Vuong Theatre, 35A Phan Chau Trinh, Da Nang City, from April 26 to May 2, introduces specialized flowers of regions in Vietnam, and pink lotus- the top candidate in the selection of national flower. The organizing board hoped that the exhibition will attract large numbers of visitors, since it will take place at the same time as the international firework festival in Da Nang. Vi Kien Thanh, Chief of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Fine-art Department, said that at the similar exhibition and referendum held in Hanoi in March 2011, over 40 percent voted for the pink lotus as national flower, the … [Read more...] about Flower exhibition and referendum on national flower held in Da Nang
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently opened an exhibition of flowers and held a referendum on choosing the national flower in the central city of Da Nang. Over 97 percent of the votes supported the pink lotus. The exhibition organizers delivered 12,000 votes in Da Nang and collected 11,563 votes from April 26 – May 1. Up to 11,297 votes or 97.69 percent supported pink lotus as Vietnam’s national flower. Of 2,022 votes delivered at the exhibition alone, up to 1,955 or 96.98 percent chose pink lotus. On two official websites for national flower voting (www.cinet.vn and www.quochoavietnam.com.vn), over 60 percent select pink lotus, in comparison with 25 percent for peach flower, and over 14 percent for yellow apricot. A similar exhibition and poll will be held in HCM City from June 1-5. At a similar exhibition and referendum held in Hanoi on March 2011, over 40 percent voted for the pink lotus as national flower, … [Read more...] about Da Nang: Over 97 percent choose pink lotus as national flower
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has submitted to the Government the plan on selecting the national flower of Vietnam. Previously, the Ministry organized a lot of conferences and seminars on the need of the selection and honoring the Vietnamese national flower and collected people's opinion directly or through the Internet. Of more than 20,000 comments it collected, more than 60 percent chose peach flower, 16 percent voted lotus flower, 5 percent with bauhinia flower, 2 percent with bamboo flowers other opinions. Dr. Le Quy Duc, from the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Development and Prof. Ngo Duc Thinh, former chief of the Institute of Culture, questioned that is it necessary to select the national flower when Vietnam has too many problems need to do as soon as possible. Prof. Thinh said the selection of the national flower is very difficult and this task should need a long time to come to a final decision, because opinion polls and consensus of … [Read more...] about The long end for national flower selection