Oversea Vietnamese Happily Hold Lunar New Year Celebrations and Praying

Diep Nguyen

10:43 05/02/2019

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During the Lunar New Year, some people try to take at least one day off to prepare the traditional foods, they also pray for the beloved dead ones from the very far distance.

Oversea Vietnamese Happily Hold Lunar New Year Celebrations and Praying

Vietnamese pray at one pagoda in Tokyo

Vietnamese are Vietnamese, anywhere they go or whatever they do, this is the common saying of Vietnamese overseas. Even if they go overseas to work or study, Vietnamese have very strong tendency to keep traditional customs. During the Lunar New Year, some people try to take at least one day off to prepare the traditional foods, they also pray for the beloved dead ones from the very far distance.
Oversea Vietnamese also hold the traditions of going to pray in pagodas or temples during the first day of the Lunar New Year. For example, Vietnamese in Japanese often go to the pagoda in Tokyo to pray during Lunar New Year time. The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam is the only Buddhist Sangha recognised by the Vietnamese government and is a member of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.
The The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam also has branch in Tokyo and this hold many events to connect Vietnamese and support Vietnamese in Japan.
Not just the Vietnamese in Japan, the Vietnamese in France also pay serious attention to enjoying Lunar New Year. On the suburb of Paris, one of the most marvelous capitals in the world, there are two pagodas for Vietnamese named Khuong Viet and Truc Lam. During the Lunar New Year every year, Vietnamese also have the custom of gathering in the pagodas to say Happy New Year and talk about lives and plans for the new year.
Vietnamese in the United States have longer history of living in the country thus they have more pagodas and more customs organized. They organize many religious activities in the Vietnam Town.
Not just in the popular countries with many Vietnamese, even in Mongolia, the Lunar New Year of Vietnamese is also organized. The Vietnamese Embassy in Mongolia organized an event to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) of the Pig for the Vietnamese community in Ulan Bator on January 21st.
The event was attended by representatives of Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors and spouses of Laos and Cuba and President of the Mongolia - Vietnam Friendship Association.              
Professor Dashtsevel, President of the Mongolia - Vietnam Friendship Association, highly appreciated the effort of the Vietnamese Embassy and community in Mongolia in contributing to building and strengthening the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Mongolia, especially economic and cultural cooperation.

DIEP NGUYEN