Traditional Lunar New Year of Vietnam marked in Thailand

Tuesday, 31/01/2023 11:10
A program was organized by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Khon Kaen province on January 29 to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival – the longest and biggest traditional holiday of Vietnam for overseas Vietnamese in Thailand.
Vietnamese Consul General Chu Duc Dung speaking at the event (Photo: VNA) 

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Consul General Chu Duc Dung briefed guests on socio-economic development achievements of Vietnam, as well as the agency’s operation, especially activities to connect overseas Vietnamese in the northeast region of Thailand with the homeland.

He highly appreciated the role of overseas Vietnamese for the homeland’s development, affirming that they have been contributing to preserving Vietnam’s cultural identities and values through cultural and religious exchange activities in Thailand.

He emphasized that the overseas Vietnamese community is an indispensable part of and important resources for the homeland's development, hoping that overseas Vietnamese in Thailand will continue to further contribute to promoting the Vietnam – Thailand relationship.

Phanthep Saokosol, Deputy Governor of Khon Kaen province highlighted the fruitful development of the bilateral relations, saying that the two countries always support each other and closely cooperate at regional and international forums.

He said that relations of localities of the two nations have been strongly strengthened, adding that Khon Kaen and central Da Nang city of Vietnam has set up a twinning relationship towards expanding economic, trade, investment, tourism, and culture cooperation.

During the program, participants enjoyed traditional Vietnamese dishes on Tet and learned more about the significance and role of rituals and traditional foods for Tet in Vietnam./.