Expatriates from Around the World Celebrate Vietnam’s National Day

Vietnam's expatriates have held various activities to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2).

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As we look forward to the upcoming National Day, Vietnam’s expatriate community has already kicked off a series of events and activities since last weekend.

According to VNA, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Macau, China recently organized a ceremony on August 27 to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2).

Viet Expats From All Over The Globe Celebrate National Day
Art perfemance at the event in Macau. Photo: VNA

Speaking at the event, Consul Nguyen Tuan Anh, representing the Consulate General of Vietnam in Hong Kong and Macau, commended the association for its valuable contributions to the development of the Macau Special Administrative Region. Additionally, he praised the association’s efforts in promoting the images of Vietnam and its people to local authorities, residents, and working communities within the region.

Anh was optimistic that the association would persist in its leadership and excel in all its endeavors.

Duong Trung Duc, chairman of the association, stated that since its founding on May 8, 2022, the association has consistently stayed a resilient and cohesive organization. Its members have played a significant role in the advancement of both their home country and the host nation.

The Vice Chairwoman of the association, Tran Thi Gon, stated that the event provides the Vietnamese community in Macau with an opportunity to contemplate Vietnam’s history and foster a sense of connection with their homeland. Additionally, the event aims to enhance the understanding of the people of Macau about Vietnam, its culture, and its history.

Vietnamese representatives from 21 cities and provinces of Macau also participated in the event.

Currently, there are approximately 8,000 Vietnamese individuals residing and employed in Macau.

Viet Expats From All Over The Globe Celebrate National Day
Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao (red dress) presents certificates of merit to the outstanding translators at the event. Photo: VOV

A National Day celebration was held in Budapest to commemorate and honor the shared heritage of Vietnam and Hungary. The event was attended by a gathering of 150 delegates, showcasing the strong bond and mutual respect between the two nations.

During the event, Kristóf Szatmáry, President of the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association, expressed the Hungarian people’s heartfelt sentiments towards Vietnam. He emphasized the association’s commitment to fostering strong bilateral relations between the two countries in various sectors.

During the celebration of 73 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Hungary, Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao highlighted the remarkable achievements in their traditional friendship and all-round partnership. She emphasized the significant progress made during the past five years of bilateral comprehensive partnership.

The diplomat affirmed that the bilateral ties are developing fruitfully on the key pillars of politics-diplomacy, economics, justice, education, and parliamentary cooperation.

During the occasion, she expressed her gratitude to the Hungarian Government for their support in training high-quality human resources for Vietnam. She also commended the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association for their efforts in promoting people-to-people exchange between the two nations.

During the event, exceptional Vietnamese and Hungarian translators were recognized and celebrated for their exceptional efforts in showcasing and fostering cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Hungary.

Viet Expats From All Over The Globe Celebrate National Day
Participants at the national badminton tournament for Vietnamese people in Laos. Photo: VNA
The Vientiane-hosted national badminton tournament for Vietnamese citizens in Laos commenced on August 26.

The General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos organized a two-day event that garnered participation from Vietnamese citizens and employees of Vietnamese businesses residing in the country.

Pham Van Hung, chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos, has announced the organization of the first-ever national badminton tournament. The event is aimed at providing a platform for Vietnamese people in Laos to come together and engage in friendly exchanges. The tournament is expected to foster solidarity and enhance the overall position of the Vietnamese community in Laos.

According to him, it is also anticipated that this initiative will motivate individuals to engage in physical activity, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being.

Viet Expats From All Over The Globe Celebrate National Day
This is an exchange activity that contributes to tightening the solidarity and friendship between the people of the two countries in Savannakhet province. Source: Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet

On August 19th, the Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet, Laos, organized a football exchange event at the Laos-Vietnam Friendship School’s football field. The event was attended by members of the Vietnamese community in Savannakhet and officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs, highlighting the strong bonds between the two countries.

In commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, the Vietnam Football Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has proudly launched the VFAK Yeongnam Cup 2023. This event is graciously sponsored by the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK and has attracted the participation of 12 esteemed teams hailing from North Gyeongsang, South Gyeongsang, Daegu city, Ulsan, and Busan.

Viet Expats From All Over The Globe Celebrate National Day
Participants at the family sports tournament for Vietnamese people in Iran. Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Iran

The Vietnamese Embassy in Iran organized a sports tournament that aimed to promote solidarity and interaction among the embassy’s officers, employees, and their families. The tournament featured various sports such as table tennis, badminton, futsal, golf, and tug-of-war.

Hannah Nguyen