Vietnamese all over the world have organised plentiful activities to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), their most important festival in a year.

In India, the Vietnamese Embassy in New Delhi held a warm get-together on February 15 for the Vietnamese community in the country with the participation of about 200 guests.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh extended New Year wishes to the Vietnamese people in India, affirming that the overseas Vietnamese community is an indispensable part of the country.

Reviewing bilateral ties between the two countries, he said since bilateral strategic partnership was set up in 2007, Vietnam and India have enjoyed growing ties in all fields, with regular meetings between both countries’ leaders.

He expressed his belief that 2015 will be another successful year for bilateral cooperation.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa also held a meeting for Vietnamese people in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Ambassador Le Huy Hoang said 2014 saw a great number of achievements in all areas. Vietnam has also seen an increasing partnership with South Africa , with over 1.2 billion USD in two-way trade.

On the occasion, he called for further efforts made by the Vietnamese community in South Africa in fostering friendship and comprehensive collaboration between Vietnam and Africa as well as neighbouring countries.

Meanwhile, nearly 600 overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic gathered on February 14 in Pardubice city, 100km east of Prague , to enjoy the festival. The city, the capital of Pardubice province, is also home to nearly 2,000 Vietnamese people.

At the same time, Tet celebrations was held by Vietnamese in Australia, Belgium, France, Israel, Japan, Romania, Russia and the UK.-VNA