|A get-together is held at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Law (UEL) to celebrate Lao Bun Pi May festival and Cambodian Chol Chnam Thmay festival. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)|
Traditional new year festivals of Laos, Cambodia marked in HCM City
Vietnam Plus | 1 April 2018
HCM City (VNA) – Nearly 1,000 Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian students joined in a get-together at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Law (UEL) on April 1 to celebrate the Lao Bun Pi May festival and the Cambodian Chol Chnam Thmay festival.
According to Le Hoang Minh, deputy director of the international relations unit of the city’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the event enabled the students to exchange and study the history of the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia relations, making significant contributions to nurturing the traditional solidarity and fruitful friendship among the youth of the three nations.
Art performances, fashion shows, traditional games, and food street display were included at the event. Particularly, the event featured Laos and Cambodia’s rituals like thread tying and water-splashing festival to wish for a year of happiness and prosperity.
The Lao and Cambodian students were impressed by the activities organised in Vietnam to mark their traditional festivals.
UEL Vice Rector Le Tuan Loc affirmed to create favourable conditions for the Lao and Cambodian students so that they can have good results at university, helping build sound solidarity and friendship among the three nations.
The Bun Pi May and Chol Chnam Thmay festivals fall on April 14 to 16, with several ritual ceremonies praying for good weather, an abundant harvest and a prosperous New Year.-VNA