Tet festival celebrated by Vietnamese expats in Russia, Australia

Monday, 2019-02-04 14:54:08
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Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh (second from right) and delegates hold up their glasses and make a toast to the New Year. (Photo: NDO/Nam Dong)
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NDO – Joining the spring greeting atmosphere of the whole country, the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia held a get-together at its headquarters in Moscow on the evening of February 3 to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The event featured the participation of the staff of the embassy and agencies next to the embassy, alongside representatives from the Vietnamese community living, studying and working in Russia.

Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh stated that the Vietnam-Russia relations have grown significantly over recent times, especially after the official visit to Russia made by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh speaks at the get-together. (Photo: NDO/Nam Dong)

He highly appreciated the significant contributions of the overseas Vietnamese in enhancing and deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, expressing his belief that in 2019 the Vietnamese community will work with the officials of the embassy to further diversify their activities in Russia.

The ambassador wished overseas expats and staff of the embassy a healthy and happy new year with even greater success.

A musical performance at the event. (Photo: NDO/Nam Dong)

During the get-together, participants enjoyed traditional Vietnamese dishes, as well as the musical and cultural performances imbued with national identity by the artists of the Vietnamese community.

* A variety of activities are also being held by the Vietnamese community in Australia to celebrate the Tet festival.

Young people are being guided in making Chung cakes, a unique and typical dish of the Vietnamese during the Tet days. (Photo: NDO/Hang Tran)

Together with the efforts to preserve the Vietnamese language for the younger generations, calligraphy writing on spring days has also attracted huge attention. (Photo: NDO/Hang Tran)

Children draw on lanterns by themselves to decorate their houses for the Tet occasion. (Photo: NDO/Hang Tran)

Displaying ornamental trees in their houses is favoured by many Vietnamese families. (Photo: NDO/Hang Tran)

Tet offers an occasion for the Vietnamese community in Australia to get together and look back towards the homeland. (Photo: NDO/Hang Tran)