(CPV)- Together with the atmosphere of Mid-Autumn festival in the country, overseas Vietnamese children are also joining in with warm and exultant Mid-Autumn festivals.
During the two days of September 10 and 11, Mid-Autumn festival 2011 of the overseas Vietnamese community in France was held with numerous activities for children in Paris and its surrounding regions. The festival was attended by families from Cachan and Hauts-de-Seine. At the festival, children enjoyed a special lion dance and they themselves performed music and songs.
Many French families also shared the festival with Vietnamese children, further understanding South-East Asian traditional cultural values thanks to the thoughtful and impressive organisation of Vietnamese families. French friends said that they now want to attend more traditional cultural activities of Vietnamese friends, such as next year’s Mid-Autumn festival and Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet).
On September 10, Mid-Autumn festival was also held by more than 20 Vietnamese associations and enterprises at the Pacific Trade Centre in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of children, including German-Vietnamese children and German children attended the festival.
On behalf of the organiser, Vu Quoc Nam expressed the significance and importance of organising the Mid-Autumn festival for children, especially educating children to further understand the national traditional culture and their origin.
At the festival, children enjoyed traditional music and songs and were given Mid-Autumn presents of various tropical fruits, pie, sticky rice cakes and five-pointed-star lanterns.
On September 10 and 11, organisations of overseas Vietnamese in localities throughout Germany such as Brandenburg, Leipzig, Cottbus, Chemnitz also organised traditional Mid-Autumn festivals for children.
Mid-Autumn festival 2011 for the overseas Vietnamese community in Hungary took place at Thang Long Trade Centre in Budapest on September 9.
The participants of the festival were freely served Vietnamese foods such as meat rolls and noodles and grilled meat in a warm atmosphere. The highlight of the festival was a lion dance performance programme. After the performance ended, children and their parents were given Mid-Autumn festival cakes and fruits.
Organising Mid-Autumn festival for Vietnamese children in overseas communities is becoming a characteristic cultural feature, contributing to preserving and promoting traditional cultural values of Vietnamese families living and working abroad.