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Cultural Excursion. Joint 20th anniversary celebration – FVH & Indigo Store

October 13 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Our 2nd major event this month. FVH and the Indigo Store are both 20 years old this month. We invite you to join us at a our cultural day out – our joint birthday celebration. It was 20 years ago this October that an Australian Embassy member of FVH suggested to Thanh about running some dyeing workshops for FVH and the rest is history as they say.

Would you like to learn more the ethnic minorities – their culture, some traditions and handicrafts?  How about making some early Christmas presents at some traditional craft workshops?  See some of the Indigo Store’s lovely clothes in a fashion show under the trees and learn what the Dao Turtle Dance is.

Join us on a fun day out for friends, solo, families in the Sài Sơn village area near Chùa Thầy. Our cultural day is held in the grounds of the Quintessence of Tonkin show  (NB this event is nothing to do with the show – we are just using part of the venue). Invite your friends – the more the merrier.

The event opens with the Indigo Store fashion show – showcasing some of the store’s clothing line.  Calling all FVH members (women and men) you are invited to be models and keep the clothes you wear. Thanks to those who have signed up so far.  We still need about 3 women and about 4 men. Please reply in the registration form plus  please email Stella if you would like to take part – more info to.

Weaving demonstrations, talks on the Dao ethic group, (hopefully) some traditional music and games, some of our popular workshops including indigo and herbal dyeing, paper cutting, do paper workshops.

The day ends with a performance of the Dao ethnic Turtle Dance

Access to the event is via a ‘Cultural Passport ticket’ includes: transport from Van Mieu to the site/return (1st come 1st serve basis), lunch, fashion show, cultural workshops and demonstrations/all events of the day

Special price per ‘passport’ 350k adult, 200k child under 15yrs – this is a one off special price.

Mini bus transport from the Indigo Store 33 Van Mieu to/from the venue – departing 9am from the Indigo Store and returning back by 5pm. Please book your seat asap- its 1st come 1st  served.  You are also welcome to make your own way (arrive by 10am). Venue location

Registration deadline is by 5 October (we need to plan for transport and lunch numbers).

Please RSVP by this form


Welcome to FVH’s 20th anniversary year

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October 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stella Ciorra
01662 979 605