Vietnamese Children Around the World Enjoy Mid-Autumn Festival
Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in France
The Mid-Autumn Festival has returned this year with young Vietnamese, children of Embassy personnel, and other Vietnamese representative agencies in France after a lengthy period of prohibiting mass gathering activities owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Uncle Cuoi with Hang Nga and the Mid-Autumn Festival tray. Photo: VNA|
The campus of the embassy was decorated with hand-made lanterns, traditional star lights created in Vietnam, balloons of many hues, and a vibrant Mid-Autumn Festival platter on the evening of August 30.
Children with radiant faces, brilliant smiles, and eager eyes observed carefully the lion dance performance and took part in musical performances of the "Full Moon Festival 2022" to the special music of the song "The Star Lamp," written by musician Pham Tuyen .
|A performance performed by children. Photo: VNA|
Following the musical performances, the kids and their parents took part in prize-winning games, carried lanterns, and broke the moon together. The Mid-Autumn Festival in Paris is made as colorful as it is in the native nation thanks to the vivacious and upbeat leadership of "Hang Nga" and "Chu Cuoi."
|Ambassador Dinh Toan Thang and his wife gave gifts and took souvenir photos with the children of staff of the Embassy and Vietnamese representative agencies in France. Photo: VNA|
During the ceremony, Dinh Toan Thang, the Vietnamese ambassador to France, expressed his appreciation for the event's "Full Moon Festival 2022" for its intelligent, outstanding, and welcoming planning. According to Thang, the Mid-Autumn Festival gives kids a chance to commemorate the end of their summer vacation and get ready for a hectic new school year in addition to celebrating the full moon.
The Ambassador successfully wished the kids a very joyful evening celebration before the start of school and expressed his wish that they will all be healthy, happy, and students in addition to being the shining moons of their parents.
The ambassador claims that in addition to teenagers and young children, the families of embassy employees as well as Vietnamese representative organizations in France would cherish and remember this full moon celebration.
The Ambassador and his wife gave the kids souvenirs at the conclusion of the event.
|The tray of the 2022 Full Moon Festival in France. Photo: VNA|
The Mid-Autumn Festival for Vietnamese kids in France has developed into a feature, helping to preserve and promote the traditional cultural values of Vietnamese families that live and work abroad. It demonstrates the culture of the Vietnamese people, who have a habit of always caring for the next generation.
Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in the Czech Republic
In order to participate in the Mid-Autumn Festival program with the Vietnamese community in Pardubice, Czech Republic, on August 28, a delegation was led by Pham Quang Hieu, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese.
Martin Netocky, the governor of Pardubice, Thai Xuan Dung, the chairman of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, and a considerable number of Vietnamese citizens, as well as youths and children from Pardubice, all attended the program as part of the visit and community work in the Czech Republic.
|Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic. Photo: BaoQuocTe|
Speaking at the program, Governor of Pardubice Martin Netocky expressed his delight at being invited to the event by the community, praising the industrious Vietnamese community.
On this occasion, he would like to thank the local Vietnamese community for their enthusiastic contributions to activities and events in Pardubice, joining hands with the local government and people in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the side of the State Committee on Foreign, Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu is highly appreciated and welcomed the activities organized by the Vietnamese Association in Pardubice to unite overseas Vietnamese, maintain the national cultural identity, and return to the homeland. At the same time, promoting the role of a bridge, contributing to strengthening the friendship between Vietnam and the Czech Republic.
The community has numerous useful initiatives to aid locals, especially when the Covid-19 outbreak first appeared. These efforts were acknowledged by the local authorities.
The Vietnamese Association in Pardubice received medals from the Pardubice provincial administration in 2020, and 37 Vietnamese citizens received certificates of appreciation for their quick assistance and active participation in the community's efforts to stop the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Deputy Minister recommended that the Party and State always take our compatriots abroad, including the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic, into consideration, care for, and support them. This is especially true in terms of preserving and promoting cultural identity and the Vietnamese language.
He hopes that Vietnamese organizations in the Czech Republic would continue to support what they have done, plan more beneficial events to reunite expatriate Vietnamese with their ethnic heritage, and cordial connections between the two nations and their peoples.
Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu handed mid-autumn gifts to friends in the area as well as Certificates of Merit to the Vietnamese community in Pardubice on this particular occasion.
On this occasion, Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu offered mid-autumn gifts to local friends and the Vietnamese community in Pardubice as well as Certificates of Merit. Students who excelled academically received medals of distinction from Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung. The Vietnamese Association in Pardubice hosts the Mid-Autumn Festival program every year.
Due to the complicated pandemic situation in the past two years, the Association was unable to hold gifts in-person meetings, but it did still send certificates of merit and Mid-Autumn Festival to kids who had achieved well in their academics.
|Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu presented the Certificate of Merit to the Vietnamese community in Pardubice. Photo: BaoQuocTe|
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in Pardubice, which is thousands of kilometers from Vietnam, but with the help of the State Committee for Foreign Affairs, the Embassy, and Vietnamese associations in the Czech Republic. There are colorful starlights, baked cakes, soft cakes with a strong hometown flavor, and special musical performances by young people from abroad.
The aforementioned activities help to nurture and inspire love of the motherland, pride in the nation's cultural identity and excellent traditions, and the awakening of relationships with the roots in the young generation of abroad Vietnamese.
In Pardubice, there are roughly 2,000 Vietnamese people. The neighborhood comes together, engages in a lot of vigorous movement activities, and routine sporting events together to celebrate the traditional New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, large-scale sporting events, etc.
Martin Netocky, the governor of Pardubice, presented the Vietnamese Association of Pardubice province with a Medal in September 2020 in appreciation of its effective and prompt help of the local government and populace in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the Governor presented Certificates of Merit to 37 Vietnamese individuals and families.
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