Overseas Vietnamese in Laos organizes Vu Lan festival

Thursday, 31/08/2023 14:31
The Vu Lan Festival was organized by the Vietnamese community in Laos at Phat Tich pagoda in Vientiane capital city on August 30.
At the festival (Photo: VNA) 

The festival was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung, representatives of agencies besides the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, the General Association of Vietnamese people in Laos, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Vientiane and a large number of overseas Vietnamese and Lao Buddhist monks and nuns.

The festival, which falls on the 15th day of the lunar seventh month, is a Buddhist tradition aimed at honouring and showing gratitude to parents who are alive and those who passed away.

The event is held annually at Phat Tich pagoda to preserve the tradition in the cultural life of the Vietnamese community in Laos, and also an opportunity for Buddhists to express their filial piety towards their parents.

On this occasion, the organizing board presented 200 gifts to Vietnamese and Lao people with disabilities and those who are living in difficulties./.