Celebrating traditional Lunar New Year of Bunpimay 2019 for students of Lao People's Democratic Republic

    10:39 10/06/2019

    On the occasion of the 2019 traditional Lunar New Year of Laos, in the afternoon of April 4, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics held a congratulatory ceremony for students studying at the Academy.

    Attending the ceremony were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quoc Ly, Vice President of the Academy; representatives of functional units and research institutes; lecturers, civil servants, students of the Academy and a large number of Laotian students currently studying at the Academy

                        Assoc. Dr. Le Quoc Ly, Vice President of the Academy, made a speech at the ceremony

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quoc Ly sent greetings of prosperity and happiness to the Party, State and people of Laotian tribes on the occasion of their traditional Lunar New Year holiday. He wished Lao officials and students who were studying at the Academy a happy Bunpimay festival and hoped for tighter relationship between the two Parties, the two States and two peoples. At the ceremony, the participants and Laotian students enjoyed the joyful atmosphere with traditional cultures such as tying thread around wrists, water splashing ... precisely following Laotian traditions.

    According to traditions and rituals, April 14 annually is the opening day of Bun Pi May for the blessing of the new year. In the New Year days, the people of Laotian tribes from remote villages to crowded streets altogether flocked into the pagodas, carrying silver coins filled with fragrant water to cool the Buddha statue. People splashed water for each other as ways of expressing good and peaceful new-year wishes and good luck. People pray for the new year with good weather, good harvest, full life, a peaceful and prosperous country.

    Assoc. Dr. Le Quoc Ly and representatives of units gave flowers to congratulate Laotian students studying at the Academy.

    Assoc. Dr. Le Quoc Ly and representatives of units gave flowers to congratulate Laotian students studying at the Academy.

     

    Delegates and students attended the traditional festival of Bunpimay Tet

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    Author: Translator: Thuy Ngan/ Proofreader: Nguyen Thi Viet Nga