A football tournament in Asen (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese communities abroad recently organised activities, including meetings and sports competitions, to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (April 30) and the 131st anniversary of May Day (May 1).

In Prague, the Czech Republic, the Vietnam table tennis tournament attracted nearly 20 players from Prague, Plzen clubs and several amateur ones from other cities and provinces. Finalists will be chosen to compete with Vietnamese nationals from Poland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, France and Slovakia at the Vietnam friendly table tennis championship slated for June 3 in Budapest, Hungary.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese community in South Chungcheong province’s Asan city and several Vietnamese students’ associations held a football tournament with eight teams comprising workers and students from Asan and adjacent localities.

South Chungcheong province is home to nearly 10,000 Vietnamese, including around 4,000, mostly students, workers and Vietnamese brides.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Association in the UK, the Vietnamese Business Association and the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK co-organised Charity Golf Day attracting 75 amateur golfers.

Proceeds raised at the event will be used for the Vietnamese community’s activities in the UK, including the second Vietnamese Football Cup scheduled for July 30, the Mid-Autumn Festival for children and Lewishham school.

Meanwhile, a meeting celebrating the occasion took place in Macau, China on April 30.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Van Phong from the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao recalled milestones of the country during the war, affirming that the Spring Victory 1975 is a glorious chapter in history during the national construction and defence.

He extended congratulations to more than 20,000 Vietnamese workers in Macau on the festive day, and hailed their contributions to the home country over the past years.

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau Nguyen Thi Tuan introduced unique characteristics of Vietnamese culture, including dances and folk songs.

Since its establishment in January 2013, the Vietnam Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau currently records around 2,000 members. It regularly holds music shows as well as raises fund for disaster victims in Vietnam’s central region, the poor and soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.-VNA