Algeria: Vietnamese Embassy Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Visits to Overseas Families

Last Friday, the 28th of June, Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Quoc Khanh led a delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria to visit Nguyen Thi Dong, a Vietnamese citizen living there, to mark the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. As a gesture of goodwill, the delegation brought gifts for Ms. Dong.


Nguyen Thi Dong was one of 60 Vietnamese women who came to Algeria in the 1960s with their husbands. The 85-year-old lady is very active in community work. She is serving as the Vice Chairman of the Liaison Committee of Vietnamese in Algeria.

Abbassia – Dong’s daughter – was married to Cherif Bentamoune, the son of an Algerian father and a Vietnamese mother. Both of them can speak a little Vietnamese.

Ambassador Tran Quoc Khanh sent Dong and her family wishes for health and happiness. He hopes Dong continues to maintain community activities and consider the Embassy as a home, encouraging their children and grandchildren to learn Vietnamese to better understand the cultural traditions of their homeland.

Algeria: Vietnamese Embassy Visits Overseas Families on Eid Al-Adha
The delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria visited the family of Nguyen Thi Dong, a Vietnamese living in Algeria.

Dong thanked the Embassy and the Ambassador for always caring, supporting and encouraging people of Vietnamese origin in Algeria. Although new to his position, Ambassador Tran Quoc Khanh has been very interested in community work, which makes people like her very grateful.

The number of Vietnamese in Algeria is not high, but the people are very united and supportive. During the pandemic, the Vietnamese community had many activities to support each other to overcome difficulties, demonstrating the spirit of solidarity of the Vietnamese people.

Algeria: Vietnamese Embassy Visits Overseas Families on Eid Al-Adha
The delegation gave gifts to Dong.

Talking about the Eid Al-Adha ceremony, also known as the sacrifice ceremony, Dong said this ceremony is similar to the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. During this holiday, families and their members gather to enjoy the traditional lamb dishes.