Overseas Vietnamese welcome Lunar New Year of 2017

Overseas Vietnamese enjoyed a warm celebration of the Lunar New Year festival (Tet) hosted by the Vietnamese permanent delegation to the United Nations (UN) in New York on Sunday. The event was attended by representatives from the UN, the ASEAN permanent delegations, among other Vietnamese representative offices.

A Tet celebration was held by the Vietnamese Student Association and Youth Association in Tokyo, Japan, for the Vietnamese community. Attendants included representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and social organizations, Vietnamese expats, and especially many Japanese who have a special love for Vietnam.

Buddhist followers attended the Tet celebration at the Phat Tich Pagoda, in Vientiane, Laos. Charity programs were organized by the pagoda to help poor people enjoy warmer Tet. 100 gift sets were given to poor people.

The Vietnamese community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, held a get-together to welcome Tet on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Thach Du asked the Vietnamese community to unite, help each other and build a good relationship with Cambodian authorities.

Source: VOV5