The organizers of the event created a cultural space in Hoi An Ancient Town of Vietnam, showcasing a stunning array of traditional lanterns in various colors, shapes, and sizes.

In addition to the lanterns, there were lion dances, musical performances, and Vietnamese cuisine booths, creating a lively atmosphere for visitors.

Both children and adults enjoyed participating in the exciting activities available, such as lantern making and face painting.

One of the festival’s highlights was the release of flower lanterns into the sea, symbolizing gratitude towards the elderly and wishing for peace, happiness, and prosperity.

The festival took place in Darwin on September 9 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties.

The Australian Vietnamese Family Association (AVFA) is a non-profit organization based in Australia, founded by dedicated Vietnamese volunteers. Its primary objective is to foster connections within the Vietnamese community through cultural exchanges and facilitate integration of Vietnamese expatriates into the local community.

The Vietnamese community in the Northern Territory consists of approximately 2,500 individuals. Vietnamese ranks as the seventh most commonly spoken language in the region, following Aboriginal, Filipino, Greek, Nepali, Chinese, and Malaysian languages.