The Association of Vietnamese in Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany) and the Cultural Association in Berlin’s Lichtenberg district organised a celebration to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival on February 8.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese Chu Tien Tang reviewed the association’s activities over the past years, and expressed his delight at the increasing number of Vietnamese people taking part in cultural activities held by the association.

Chairman of Lichtenberg’s Cultural Association Doris Kluge spoke highly of the cooperation between the two associations to jointly celebrate Tet and organise cultural and sporting activities.

Participants were introduced to Vietnamese people’s Tet customs. They also had a chance to enjoy musical performances and taste traditional Vietnamese dishes at the celebration.

The Association of Vietnamese in Berlin-Brandenburg has existed since the reunification of Germany. The association has held many Vietnamese classes for second generation Vietnamese and organised numerous cultural and sporting activities focused on the Fatherland for Vietnamese people in Berlin and Brandenburg.-VNA