​Participants at the Lao traditional New Year Bun Pi May (Source :VNA)

Thai Nguyen (VNA) – The Thai Nguyen College of Economics and Finance in the northern province of Vietnam held a get-together on April 8 to celebrate Lao traditional New Year Bun Pi May.

The event saw the participation of representatives from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) , the Vietnam–Laos Friendship Association (VLFA), the Lao Embassy in Vietnam, local officials and more than 100 outstanding Lao students studying in the locality.

The Bun Pi May festival falls on April 14 to 16, with several ritual ceremonies, and prayers for good weather, an abundant harvest and a prosperous New Year.

On the occasion, local officials presented gifts to over 100 outstanding Lao students studying in the province.

Currently, the province has more than 1,200 Lao students. Celebrations of the Lao traditional festival in the province have also strengthened the friendship between the two countries.-VNA