Tet Celebration by Vietnamese Expats in Australia

On February 18th, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney organized a special event called "Xuan que huong" (Homeland Spring), allowing Vietnamese people residing in Australia to immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year, known as Tet, and experience the unique traditions of three different regions in Vietnam.

Music performance at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Participants at the event enjoyed music from different regions of Vietnam in a beautifully decorated venue showcasing pictures of the landscape in the northern, central, and southern regions of the country.

In his speech, Consul General of Vietnam in New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia, Nguyen Dang Thang, highlighted the comprehensive development achievements of Vietnam in various fields including socio-economic progress, politics, defense, security, and foreign relations.

He emphasized that 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which was celebrated with numerous high-level visits by leaders from both parties and activities to promote collaboration in science, technology, innovation, trade, investment, and tourism. The Vietnamese community in Australia, including overseas Vietnamese, actively participated in and supported the Consulate General’s efforts, particularly in preserving Vietnamese culture and language.

Thang expressed his hope for continued support and collaboration from overseas Vietnamese in 2024.

During the event, Thang presented certificates of merit to 16 individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Vietnamese community in Australia.