Traditional festivals of Asian countries celebrated in Ha Noi
Update: Apr 24, 2017
An exchange programme was held in Ha Noi on April 22 to celebrate traditional new year festivals of several Asian countries.

The event was co-held by the Ha Noi Union of Friendship Organisations (HAUFO) and the embassies of India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka in Viet Nam.

It drew about 200 participants including representatives from the friendship organisations in Viet Nam, ambassadors, businesses and students from these countries.

Nguyen Lan Huong, Chairwoman of the HAUFO, expressed her hope that the cultural activities held by the organisation will enhance mutual understanding and solidarity between Viet Nam and other countries.

Lao Ambassador to Viet Nam Thongsavanh Phomvihan lauded the significance of the event, saying that it helps foster the relationship among regional countries.

At the event, participants took part in various traditional rituals of countries and enjoyed art performances by Vietnamese artists, embassies’ staff and foreign students.