Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year
Updated : Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:11 PM (GMT+0700)

OverseasVietnamese (OVs) worldwide are celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year (Tet) withtraditional New Year treats and art performances.

At a Tet celebration in Pardubice, the Czech Republic - Source: VNA

The Embassy of Vietnam inBangladesh has made careful preparations for the New Year celebration, bringingherbs and ingredients of traditional dishes from Vietnam to give the overseasVietnamese a taste from home.

Addressing the event,Ambassador Tran Van Khoa said the annual event aims to consolidate thesolidarity among the Vietnamese community in Bangladesh, thus raising theirunderstanding of their role and responsibility as an important bridgeconnecting the people of the two nations, particularly when the two countriesmark their 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

Numerous local friends wereinvited to the event, thus giving them an insight of Vietnamese tradition,culture while strengthening the friendship between the two nations.

Bangladesh is home to 100Vietnamese, mostly Vietnamese brides, students, and technicians working forVietnamese projects in the country. 

On February 4, crowds ofVietnamese expats in the Macau Special AdministrativeRegion of China also gathered at a Tet celebration. The regionis home to over 20,000 Vietnamese workers.

The Vietnamese communitiesacross the Czech Republic are holding celebrations throughout the early half ofFebruary, usually at weekends to celebrate the occasion.


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