Vietnamese Buddhist followers in RoK celebrate upcoming New Year
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At the event (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, Venerable Thich Quang Thanh, member of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council thanked the Vietnamese embassy in the RoK, Korean government, Incheon authorities and Buddhist leaders for providing all possible support for the Vietnamese community and Vietnamese Buddhist followers in the country in particular.
He wished that the two countries’ governments and Buddhist followers would stay united to further develop bilateral ties.
Mayor of Incheon city Park Nam-chum said the city is now home to over 70,000 foreigners, including over 10,000 Vietnamese people. Its export to Vietnam this year accounted for most of the combined over 270 million USD.
First Secretary of the Vietnamese embassy in the RoK Cao Minh Duc hoped that Vietnamese Buddhist followers would abide by law and make active contributions to social development in the RoK.
Participants at the event were treated to traditional music performances by children of Vietnam – RoK multicultural families, and others.
Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) is the most important and biggest holiday in Vietnam. It is traditionally an occasion for family reunion, and most people will try to return to the home village for the celebration.
2019 marks the last one of the circle, which is The Pig. Therefore, 2020 is the year of the Rat. The mouse is the animal head of the twelve animals, symbolizing witty, creative, and curious personality traits.
In Vietnam, holidays for Tet 2020 will start from Thursday, January 23, 2020 (or the 29th day of the last lunar month of the Year of the Pig) to the end of Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (or the fifth day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Rat)./.