Update: 10:28 | 04/02/2019
A get-together was held in Canada on February 2 by the Canada-Vietnam Society (CVS) to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) of Vietnam.
The event drew a number of local officials, including Canadian Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng, Toronto’s Deputy Mayor
An art performance at the celebration in Prague.
In a greeting message sent to the CVS, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognized great contributions of the Vietnamese Canadian community and thanked the CVS for bringing Vietnamese culture closer to Canadian people.
At the event, Minister Mary Ng affirmed that through the preservation of the tradition of the Vietnamese Canadian community as well as the Vietnamese cultural identity, the Vietnamese community has become a key community in the country.
Director of the CVS in Toronto Nguyen Dai Trang highlighted the fruitful results in trade and education partnership between the two sides, stressing that the number of Vietnamese students wishing to study in Canada has risen.
Participants at the event were feasted with Vietnamese traditional food, music
Meanwhile, on February 1-2, a Tet greeting programme and a Tet festival and the carnival
This was one of the biggest events that the Vietnamese community has organized in a year, giving a chance for Vietnamese and Czech people to meet, exchange, and enjoy traditional dishes that Vietnamese people prepare for Tet, along with traditional art performances.
Not only in Prague, the Vietnamese community in other localities such as Plzen, Most, Usti and Ostrava also organized various activities to celebrate Tet and the Year of the Pig.