Thai and Lao students attending central Nghe An province’s Vinh University gathered to enjoy their respective traditional New Year festivals on April 15.

This is the 12th year the university has organised an event for Thai and Lao students, designed to help them have warm and happy New Year celebrations and contribute to tightening the friendship among Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

At the event, Vietnamese students joined Lao and Thai friends in ritual activities like water splashing and the baci ceremony where strings are tied around people’s wrists to wish them good luck and prosperity for the New Year.

As many as 450 Thai and Lao students are currently studying at the Vinh University.

Thailand’s Songkran festival takes place annually from April 13-15, while Laos’ Bun Pi May is held from April 14-16.-VNA