He sent his cordial greeting to all their families, with the hope that they will live in greater solidarity, fraternity, and a desire for goodness, helping to create a society in which every person is accepted, protected, promoted, and integrated. He prayed for the gift of peace, a precious treasure to be pursued with compassion, farsightedness, and courage by all people celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Fireworks will be set off at seven locations around the city and broadcast live on Ho Chi Minh Television at midnight on Lunar New Year’s Eve. The locations selected for the 15 minute fireworks displays are: Thu Thiem Bridge in District 2; Go Vap District Cultural Park; Binh Phu Park in District 6; North Western Tan Binh Industrial Zone in Binh Tan District; National Historical- Cultural Park in District 9; Ben Duoc Revolutionary Martyr Memorial Monument in Cu Chi District; and the football stadium in Can Gio District. Other New Year events include a concert on Le Duan Street which…... [Read more]
Embassy in France held a get-together in Paris on February 19, the first day of the Year of the Goat, to welcome the traditional lunar New Year (Tet). Vice Mayor of Paris Bruno Julliard extended his New Year greetings to the Vietnamese people in France, who, he said, have made active contributions to the city’s multi-cultural development. He underlined the need to strengthen bonds and exchanges among ethnic communities for peace and development, especially after the brutal terrorism attacks in the city in January. Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son, in turn, expressed his pleasure to observe Tet in France at…... [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese communities in many countries have held get-togethers and parties to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet). Art performance of overseas Vietnamese in Treptow – Koepenick district, Berlin. (Source: VNA) The club of Vietnamese fellow-countrymen in Laos’ Xiengkhoang province hosted a get-together on February 17 to celebrate Tet. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung said he hopes that the overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Laos will continue to enhance solidarity, abide by the law of the host country while preserving their own cultural culture, thus contributing to fostering the Vietnam – Laos…... [Read more]
Vietnamese expatriates gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Germany, Switzerland, and Macau (China) on February 21, the third day of the Year of the Goat. At an event held by the Germany-Vietnam Friendship Association, President of the organisation Siegfried Sommer said 2015 is a special year for Vietnam with the 70th anniversary of its National Day (September 2, 1945) as well as the 40th anniversary of its national reunification (April 30, 1975) and the establishment of the two countries’ relations (1975). Bilateral ties between Germany and Vietnam have been thriving across politics, economics, culture, and education, he noted,…... [Read more]
A festival featuring traditional music took place in Paris on Jan. 21 to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet). The event was jointly organised by the General Union of Vietnamese in France, the Vietnamese Embassy in France, the Union of Vietnamese Students in France, the Union of Vietnamese Youth and the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France. Addressing the event, Nguyen Thanh Tong, UGVF Vice President praised the active and effective contributions of Overseas Vietnamese, including the Vietnamese community in France, which he said, is vivid manifestation of OV affection for the home country. Tong said that UGVF raised 67,000…... [Read more]