Spring Fair Brings Tet Atmosphere to Vietnamese in Laos
|At the opening ceremony of the fair. Photo: VNA|
A spring fair opened at the Vietnamese culture centre in Vientiane, Laos, on January 27 ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet), the biggest and most important traditional festival of Vietnam.
This is the first spring fair jointly held by the Vietnamese culture centre, the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane and the Vietnam Business Association for Cooperation and Investment in Laos (BACI).
Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung, representatives of businesses and Vietnamese in Laos attended the opening ceremony.
More than 30 booths at the fair display and sell a wide range of typical Tet products and other goods from Vietnam, bringing the Tet atmosphere to Vietnamese expatriates there.
There are also a photo exhibition, documentary screening, musical performances, and folk activities.
|Visitors to the photo exhibition that takes place within the spring fair. Photo: VNA|
The fair, lasting through January 31, is intended to introduce the cultural identity of Vietnam, create a merry Tet atmosphere, and help both Vietnamese and Lao people prepare for the traditional festival.
It also offers an opportunity for traders of Vietnamese goods to access more consumers, contributing to promoting Vietnamese brands in the neighbouring country.
On this occasion, the Vietnamese culture centre opened a photo exhibition featuring the relations between Vietnam and Laos. It is part of activities during the Vietnam - Laos Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2022, which marks the 60th founding anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and 45 years since the signing of the countries’ treaty of amity and cooperation.
Vietnam’s 2022 Lunar New Year holiday will last from January 31 through February 4, or from the 29th day of the 12th lunar month in the Year of the Buffalo to the 4th day of the Year of the Tiger./.
Vietnam and Laos always place great importance on and give the highest priority to consolidating and strengthening their close relationship, special solidarity, and comprehensive co-operation.
Young outstanding delegates of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia participated in a youth friendship programme, taking place in Vietnam’s southern Binh Duong province .
Political trust between the two Parties and countries has been consolidated through a host of meetings and all-level delegation exchange, said the foreign ministers.