VFF leader extends Chol Chnam Thmay greetings to Khmer people hinh anh 1A Chol Chnam Thmay celebration in KhemMapaPhia pagoda of Hau Giang province in 2017 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has extended his best wishes to Khmer people nationwide on the occasion of their New Year festival - Chol Chnam Thmay, which falls on April 14-16.

In his letter sent to Khmer monks and people, Man wrote that Vietnam gained many important achievements in the socio-economic, defence, security and diplomatic fields in 2017 thanks to the efforts of the Party, army and citizens.

The material and spiritual lives of people, including the Khmer community, have been improved.

He appreciated the community’s efforts to follow the Party’s policies and the State’s laws, as well as their participation in movements launched by the VFF and their contributions to socio-economic development.

He expressed his hope that Khmer people will be happier and contribute more to national building and safeguarding.

Chol Chnam Thmay is one of the most important festivals for Khmer people. It usually lasts three days and is celebrated mostly in pagodas. The festival is a demonstration of Khmer people’s aspirations, like many other ethnic groups, to move on from the previous year’s misfortunes and look forward to a promising new year.-VNA