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Ms. Tran Thi Trang, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese Liaison Committee in Malaysia, President of the Vietnamese Women's Association in Malaysia presided over the ceremony, Vietnamplus reported.
Ambassador Tran Viet Thai, all staff at the embassy along with Vietnamese representative agencies in Malaysia offered incense and flowers to pay tribute to the ancestors.
|Ambassador Tran Viet Thai, all staff at the embassy along with Vietnamese representative agencies in Malaysia offered incense and flowers to pay tribute to the ancestors. Photo: VNA|
In particular, in this year's ceremony, Ambassador Tran Viet Thai brought some sacred land and water from Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho, Vietnam to Malaysia.
Earlier, speaking to the Vietnamese community, Ambassador Tran Viet Thai highlighted the significances of Hung Kings’ death anniversary, stressing that the ceremony brings together the spirit and values of Vietnamese people over thousands of years of building and defending the country.
Over the past years, Vietnamese expats in Malaysia have always turned their hearts to Vietnam. The ceremony serves as an occasion for overseas Vietnamese to express their gratitude to Hung Kings as well as help to foster solidarity and remind the young generations of their homeland.
Ms. Becky Nguyen - Vice President of the Vietnamese Women's Association in Malaysia, said Hung Kings’ death anniversary has been a long-standing religious activity of Vietnamese people for generations, acting as a “cultural bridge” that helps to connect Vietnamese communities abroad to turn their hearts to the homeland.
Kent, Becky Nguyen’s son, shared when attending the ceremony, he found himself part of the Vietnamese national culture.
Ambassador Tran Viet Thai gave gifts to the Vietnamese Class organized by the Vietnamese Women's Association in Malaysia. Photo: VNA
After the ceremony, Ambassador Tran Viet Thai gave gifts to the Vietnamese Class organized by the Vietnamese Women's Association in Malaysia.
The Vietnamese class was opened in October 2016. It currently has 20 students at two different levels. During the time of Covid-19, the class has been regularly held in the online form. The class has received attention and assistance from the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese Women's Association in Malaysia.
On April 17, the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada also held a virtual ceremony to commemorate Hung Kings for Vietnamese people living across Canada.
Due to the pandemic, the worship ceremony was held online and synchronously held in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Saskatchewan, VNA reported.
After offered incense in commemoration of Hung Kings at Vietnam House in the Canadian capital Ottawa, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Pham Cao Phong then highlighted the origin and significance of Hung Kings worship.
The Vietnamese community in Canada expressed their wish that Vietnamese culture will spread more broadly so that the world will know Vietnam as not only the resilient people in the struggles for national liberation but also the people of intelligence, kindness, and solidarity.
King Hung Temple Festival is a traditional festival that honors the first King of Vietnam - King Hung. It's an occasion for every Vietnamese to remember their origin and express their respect as well as gratitude to the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. Therefore, it's considered a national festival of Vietnam.
King Hung Temple Festival takes place yearly at King Hung Temple from the 8th to 11th day of the third lunar month of the year. According to the legend, the 10th day of that month is the death anniversary of King Hung. During the festival, Vietnamese people from all over the country as well as Vietnamese people living abroad head for King Hung Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain, Phu Tho Province to take part in this historical and meaningful festival.
The Hung King Temple Festival is one of the most important and sacred festivals of the Vietnamese people, deeply embedded in the minds of every Vietnamese citizen, regardless of where they originated from.
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