Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children

Children from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered at a cultural exchange in Ho Chi Minh City on August 10, which is hosted by the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU).

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A festival for children from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia began on August 10 in Ho Chi Minh City, hosted by the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU).

The five-day event draws the participation of 185 children and 34 officials from the three countries, vietnamplus reported.

Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Children’s representatives from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia take part in the ceremony of dove release pigeons to show the spirit of peace and solidarity. (Photo: qdnd)
Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Festival for children of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia 2022 opens in HCMC on August 10. Photo: qdnd.

The event aims to mark the 12th National Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) for the 2022-2027 tenure. This is an activity to celebrate the “Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022,” the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos, 45 years of the signing of the Vietnam – Laos Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, the “Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Year 2022” and the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Secretary of the HCMYU Central Committee Doan Ngo Van Cuong said that this year’s festival is intended to create opportunities for children of the three countries to enhance exchanges and mutual understanding, and help educate them about the special traditional friendship among the three countries, thus promoting the role of young generations in preserving and further strengthening the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Party, State and people of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Secretary of the HCMYU Central Committee Doan Ngo Van Cuong speaks at the opening of the event. Photo: VNA/Thu Huong.
Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Children offer incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the HCMC Children’s House. Photo: sggpnews.

Attending the opening ceremony was Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Ngo Van Cuong, Deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Propaganda and Education Tran Thanh Lam, Vice Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Ho Hai, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) of HCMC Tran Kim Yen, Vice Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc, representatives of the general consulates of Laos and Cambodia in HCMC, along with more than 200 children and commanders of the young pioneer organizations. The participants offered flowers to President Ho Chi Minh at his statue in the HCMC Children’s House.

The participants engaged in a wide range of activities to learn more about the traditional culture, history, language and development of the Indochinese nations, as nhandan reported.

The event included a series of activities, such as visits to historical sites to learn about the space of Uncle Ho and Children, traditional art kinds; folk games, art performances and more. The festival is a playing field for children of the three countries to exchange and deepen their knowledge and mutual understanding as well as further strengthen relationships among nations.

Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Photo: qdnd
Festival Held For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Children
Photo: qdnd

In the framework of the ceremony, the delegates offered flowers and incense to President Ho Chi Minh; visited and learnt about “Uncle Ho’s space with children”. Children had a chance to do activities of exchanging folk games, learning about traditional art forms; visiting historical sites; creative experiential activities; performing drums and trumpets at the City Children’s House.

According to sggpnews, the Festival for children of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia is organized based on the summer camp for children of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which was biennially held by the HCMC’s Youth Union since 2010, on a larger scale. The 2022 Festival for children of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia will run August 14.

Ruby Lee