[Photos] Foreign Ambassadors Experience Vietnamese Tet
Norwegian and Bristish diplomats experienced some customs during the Lunar New Year in Vietnam.
|Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Hilde Solbakken and her family ask for calligraphy in Vietnamese in Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam or Temple of Literature. Photo: VNA|
|The tradition of collecting letters has become part of Vietnamese culture whenever the Lunar New Year arrives. Photo: VNA|
|The Norwegian Ambassador asks for “Xanh” (green) calligraphy, which symbolises hope for peace in the world, especially in the context of formidable challenges around the globe. Photo: VNA|
|Through the calligraphy, the Ambassador expects that Vietnam and Norway will see further cooperation in the fields of green economy, the circular economy, and energy transition. Photo: VNA|
|She also asks for “Hanh Phuc” (Happiness) calligraphy to have happiness year-round. Photo: VNA|
|Decorating home with apricot blossoms for Tet. Source: Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi|
|This will be the first Tet in Vietnam for her and family. Source: Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi|
|"Tet is a time for peace and love, and I wish the Vietnamese people a joyful and relaxing Tet with the people they love, savouring traditional foods and reflecting on achievements in the past year and goals for the next. I know the setence 'Chúc mừng Năm mới' in Vietnamese. But I am also practicing a longer sentence 'I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the cat!' the ambassador shared with the World and Vietnam Report.|
|Bristish Ambassador to Vietnam Iain Frew also embraced the pre-Tet spirit. Source: Bristish embassy in Vietnam|
|He learns how to make Banh Chung or squared sticky rice cake. Source: Bristish embassy in Vietnam|
|Dressed in ao dai, British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Emily Hamblin and members of the consulate came to visit the Vietnamese New Year Festival at the Thanh Nien Cultural House. Source: British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|She was appointed as British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22, 2020, as one of the youngest Consul General among foreign diplomats working in Ho Chi Minh City. Source: British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|The British Consul General is very fond of Vietnamese calligraphy writing. Source: British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|Accompanying Emily on her spring trip was British Deputy Consul General - Sam Wood. Source: British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|He also enjoyed the colorful and bustling scene of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival, besides the traditional calligraphy writing. Source: British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.|
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