At Phat Tich pagoda in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos, Vietnamese Buddhist devotees and locals paid tribute by burning incense, wishing for a harmonious nation and blissful families, as well as a flourishing Vietnam-Laos relationship.

At Canh Phuoc pagoda in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, Vietnamese individuals took part in a peace prayer ceremony, which holds great significance at the start of a new year in Vietnamese culture.

In addition to the spiritual ceremonies, attendees and Buddhists in the festival had the opportunity to relish in delectable vegetarian dishes thoughtfully prepared by the pagodas.

The first full moon of the lunar calendar marks one of the four major Buddhist festivals observed by the Vietnamese community, particularly Buddhists, who converge at the pagodas to beseech for peace and prosperity in their beloved nation.