More than 100 Lao students studying across the northern mountainous province of Thai Nguyen gathered together to celebrate their traditional New Year Bun Pi May on April 8.

The local chapter of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association hosted the event, warmly greeting the young expatriates.

Musical performances from Vietnamese and Lao youths incited a festive mood at the big party.

Bun Pi May takes place annually from April 14 – 16 with a number of ritual activities and local customs, including bathing Buddha statues, splashing water and praying for a year of luck, happiness and fruitful harvest.

More than 400 Lao and Cambodian students are learning in 8 universities, colleges and high schools in the locality.-VNA