The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia organised a get-together on April 12 to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Vietnam.
Vietnamese Ambassador Le Quy Quynh, the embassy’s staff, Vietnamese representative offices, and Vietnamese expatriates offered incense and flowers in tribute to the ancestors.
Earlier, in talks with Vietnamese people, Quynh laid stress on the contributions of the Hung Kings to the country as founders of the early nation state, previously known as Van Lang, whose dynasty lasted between 2879 BC and 258 BC.
Vietnamese expatriates in Malaysia get together to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings.
The Hung Kings memorial day has been popular worldwide since the Hung Kings worshipping ritual was recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012, he said.
Celebrations for the Hung Kings’ death anniversary have been held in Malaysia for many years, helping promote solidarity among Vietnamese expats and giving Malaysian people a deeper insight into the Hung Kings worshipping ritual.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese community enjoyed stellar art performances and traditional dishes.
Savory Van Chung cake
(BGO) – Hiep Hoa land in the northern province of Bac Giang is well known for many rustic dishes such as tram den (black canari fruit), goi ca me (barb salad)…And Van Chung cake has recently been a local specialty.
NA leader calls for Hungary’s support of EVFTA approval
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called for the Hungarian parliament’s support to speed up the approval of the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), thus opening up new cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and members of the EU, including Hungary.
MoET Minister Phung Xuan Nha extends Tet Greetings in Bac Giang
(BGO) – On January 16, Phung Xuan Nha, Member of the Central
Party Committee, Minister of the Education and Training (MoET) visited,
extended Tet Greetings and presented gifts to the teachers and officers working
in the educational sector in the northern province of Bac Giang on the occasion
of upcoming Lunar New Year.
Poor people to receive chung cake ahead of Tet
A programme to make Chung cake (square, glutinous rice cake) for disadvantaged communities will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism from January 24-26, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) on January 14.