Lao students at Pham Van Dong University in the central province of Quang Ngai celebrated their traditional New Year Bun Pi May on April 13.

With a number of traditional rites and folk songs and dances performed by Lao and Vietnamese students, the event contributed to strengthening the Vietnam-Laos friendship.

Lao students said they were pleased to welcome the festival in Vietnam.

Bun Pi May takes place annually from April 13-15 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 harvests.-VNA