Lunar New Year (Traditional New Year) is the most important and sacred holiday for every Vietnamese. New Year’s customs contain the most sacred and quintessential values of Vietnamese culture, imbued with the essence and spirit of the Vietnamese people.
Within the framework of the World EXPO 2020 exhibition taking place in Dubai city, UAE, the Vietnamese exhibitor cooperates with the Vietnamese community in Dubai to organize the Vietnamese New Year festival to introduce the unique features of the traditional New Year. Vietnam to international friends in the Middle East, creating a bustling and joyful Spring atmosphere.
Sharing during the event, Mr. Tran Nhat Hoang – Deputy General Representative of Vietnam at EXPO 2020 Dubai said: “Tet is when Vietnamese people wish to reunite with their family and loved ones, look back on the past year and dream for a prosperous new year. At Expo Dubai, we have a special family – where all members are a family, we contribute, contribute and are honored to have the opportunity to contribute to promote the beauty of our country, to be recognized by the world. do something we’re incredibly proud of.”
“But we will not be able to do those things, cannot have a colorful and full of love Exhibitor at EXPO 2020 Dubai without the wholehearted support and help of the Vietnamese community and yours. international friends. Vietnam Exhibition House, in this special moment, would like to express our gratitude to all international friends and expatriates.“.
In a joyful and warm atmosphere, overseas Vietnamese and guests enjoyed musical performances to celebrate the Spring Festival, traditional Tet activities such as dong dong, stall dancing, New Year’s lucky money and many dishes. bold flavors of Tet such as banh chung, banh day, sticky rice gac, tea lam, coconut jam, kumquat jam…
The artists of the Vietnam Exhibition House recreated a ceremony to help the attendees feel the reality of the solemn atmosphere in the quintessence of worshiping the Mother Goddesses of the Three Four Palaces.
From a cultural perspective, “Hau Dong” is a synthetic folk theatrical art form, which combines music, literature, dance, pantomime, fine art… to create a very diverse picture. diversity of cultural and spiritual life imbued with the identity of the Vietnamese nation.
Tet only really comes when there is the presence of green Chung cake, red watermelon, and even stacks of lucky money. The way Vietnamese people celebrate Tet this year and the old New Year has changed a little, but there is a unique culture that never disappears, which is the custom of giving lucky money during the traditional New Year days. In order to spread the beauty of traditional Vietnamese culture, Director of the Vietnam Exhibition House Phung Thi Thanh Thuy guides each international guest to experience the custom of giving New Year’s money by giving and sending wishes of peace and good luck. good luck at the beginning of the year for Vietnamese and international babies present on the spot.
In addition to the music and dance performances and traditional Tet activities, the lucky draw program made the atmosphere at the Vietnam Exhibition Hall more bustling and joyful, signaling a prosperous and overflowing new year. full of joy and success.
Ms. Dang Bich Thuy touched to share: “This is an opportunity for us to remember the spring together in our old hometown. Even though I live in a foreign land, my heart feels warm and full of happiness because I feel the warmth of intimacy when I meet overseas Vietnamese here, eat Tet dishes, live in the countryside. atmosphere of traditional Vietnamese New Year day in distant Dubai.
Experiencing the Vietnamese traditional New Year celebration for the first time, Ms. Manuela Garcia Pascual, Director of the International Cooperation Department of EXPO 2020 commented: “EXPO is a great international environment to experience the cultural diversity of countries around the world. I don’t think I will have the opportunity to stand here and enjoy with you a true Vietnamese traditional New Year spirit in Arab land. For me, tonight is a beautiful memory with the S-shaped land. On the occasion of the beginning of spring, I wish the Vietnam Exhibition House will continue to successfully organize special cultural activities at EXPO 2020, presenting the bring Vietnam closer to the world”.
With the humane message of the Vietnamese traditional New Year day of reunion and sharing, the Vietnamese Exhibitor at EXPO 2020 Dubai wishes that the event promoting the traditional New Year will be a meaningful activity, helping international friends. Experience the full taste of Vietnamese New Year, spreading the beauty of Vietnamese culture to the world, and at the same time a special occasion for Vietnamese people living abroad to come closer together, looking forward to a successful and happy new year. for yourself, for your family and for your homeland and country.
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