VGP - The Xuan Que Huong (Homeland Spring) program is scheduled to take place on January 18 in Ha Noi, 2020 to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, said the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV).
The program will see the presence of high-ranking leaders of the Party and State, ambassadors, chiefs of foreign diplomatic missions in Viet Nam and overseas Vietnamese, along with press agencies.
This year’s event is expected to welcome approximately 1,000 overseas Vietnamese nationals throughout the world who come together to create an atmosphere of a traditional Tet celebration.
The occasion will see a broad range of activities take place, including offering incense during a ceremony at Kinh Thien temple, the release of carp throughout Hoan Kiem lake, also known as Sword lake, in addition to a wreath-laying ceremony which will take place at the Monument to the Heroic Martyrs on Bac Son street.
The program will be jointly held by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Ha Noi People’s Committee. It will be broadcast live on channels VTV1 and VTV4.
There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in 103 countries and territories worldwide. They form an indispensable part of the nation and play an important role in intensifying friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and the rest of the world.
The “Xuan Que Huong” program is held annually and attracts a large number of overseas Vietnamese, helping preserve national traditions and cultural identity as well as promoting national unity./.
By Vien Nhu