Vu Lan festival in RoK helps promote Vietnamese culture

Tuesday, 05/09/2023 16:40
Vu Lan Festival was organized by the Vietnamese Buddhist Culture Centre in Incheon city, the Republic of Korea (RoK) on September 3.
At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to RoK Nguyen Vu Tung thanked the RoK's officials as well as Korean religious dignitaries and clergymen for their attention and support to Vietnamese people in the fields of economy, culture, and religion.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese community in the RoK have contributed and integrated into the RoK society and considers the East Asian country their second homeland to participate in economic, political and religious activities.

For his part, Mayor of Incheon Yoo Jeong Bok said that as an international city of the RoK, Incheon is home to more than 70,000 foreigners, including about 15,000 Vietnamese people, adding that the foreigners are part of the city and have accompanied and developed with local residents.

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