Overseas Vietnamese in Canada hold Hung Kings Commemoration Day

Tuesday, 16/04/2024 16:09
A ceremony was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada on April 14 to mark the commemorative anniversary of the Hung Kings, the legendary nation founders.
Vietnamese people in Canada at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The event had the participation of hundreds of Vietnamese in Ottawa and neighbouring cities, including Toronto and Montreal.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Pham Vinh Quang expressed gratitude to the Hung Kings, who established Van Lang - the first state in Vietnam's history, laying the foundation for the formation and development of the country.

He also reviewed the embassy staff's efforts in fulfilling diplomatic tasks as well as overseas Vietnamese solidarity and patriotism, which have helped preserve the Vietnamese traditional values and contributed to national development.

According to President of the Canada Vietnam Society Dang Trung Phuoc, the event was an opportunity for overseas Vietnamese to look towards the homeland and pay tribute to the Hung Kings.

This year, the Hung Kings Temple Festival is being held in the northern midland province from April 9 to 18 (or the 1st to the 10th day of the third lunar month), along with the Culture and Tourism Week of the Ancestral Land./.