Vietnamese abroaders celebrated Lunar New Year

Update: 14:13 | 18/02/2018
Vietnamese community abroad have held many activities to celebrate the Vietnamese traditional new year festival (Tet), which falls on February 16 this year.
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A ceremony to pray for happiness, peace and prosperity was held at Buddha Vihara pagoda in New Delhi, India, on February 16 (the first day of the Lunar New Year), bringing together monks and nuns, and representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in the country. Venerable Thich Hanh Chanh, President of Representatives of Vietnamese monks and followers in India, read the New Year letter from Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS). Participants chanted and prayed for peace, luckiness and happiness in the lunar New Year. 

Previously, in his speech in the New Year’s Eve on February 15, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh wished all staff of the embassy, agencies cooperating with embassy and Vietnamese expats working and study in India a successful and happy New Year. 

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Oversea Vietnameses in the Netherlands at the get-together. (Photo: the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands)

Meanwhile, at a recent get-together to celebrate the Year of the Dog with Dutch friends and representatives from diplomatic agencies in the Netherlands, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the country Ngo Thi Hoa stressed that 2017 witnessed the fruitful development of the Vietnam - Netherlands relations. She thanked ministries, sectors, individuals and organisations of the Netherlands, as well as diplomatic delegations and international organisations in the country for their support of Vietnam in 2017. She hoped Vietnam will continue receiving cooperation and assistance from its partners and friends, thus making greater achievements in the coming time. 

On the occasion of the Tet festival, overseas Vietnamese in France shared their desires and plans to promote economic ties between the two nations in 2018. President of The Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in France (ABVietFrance) Nguyen Hai Nam affirmed that the organisation will continue to serve as a bridge linking Vietnamese and French businessmen, attracting more investment from France to Vietnam and vice versa.

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(Source: VNA)