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Vientiane (VNA) – Overseas Vietnamese in Laos held a Vu Lan festival in the central province of Savannakhet on September 2 to express their deep gratitude towards parents.
Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Thailand held the Vu Lan (Ullambana) festival to pray for prosperity and to commemorate fallen heroes at Canh Phuoc (Wat Samananamborihan) pagoda in Bangkok on August 27.
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Vu Lan Mother’s Day, one of the biggest Bhuddist events in Vietnam, was celebrated in Prague on August 27.
A high-ranking delegation of the Laos Front for National Construction led by Vice President Chanthavong Sene Amatmontry began its working visit to Vietnam on August 22.
Chief Executive Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà sent on August 17 a letter of congratulations to Vietnamese Buddhists in the Czech Republic, on occasion of the 10th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the country.
A charity programme “Vietnam – Laos hearty meal” for poor patients took place in Laos’ Medical Hospital 103, Vientiane on August 14, as part of activities celebrating the Year of Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship.
On August 1, Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake led a delegation to visit Quan Su pagoda – headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.
Cambodia’s Minister of Cults and Religion Him Chhem visited Vietnam’s Long An province on July 18, during which he affirmed that no enemies can make corrupt use of religion to undermine the solidarity between Cambodian and Vietnam people.
A photo exhibition entitled ‘Buddhist ruins and heritage’ opened in Hanoi on July 17, which was organised by the Indian Cultural Centre under the Embassy of India in Vietnam.
NDO – A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 17 to exchange experiences on religious affairs between Vietnamese and Cambodian localities located on the shared border line.
An international conference on “The ASEAN Region and South Asia: A Melting Pot of Culture and Buddhism in Southeast Asia” was held in HCM City on July 9-11, attracting Buddhist followers and scholars from 44 countries and territories worldwide.
On June 27, Most Venerable Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Thích Gia Quang hosted a reception for visiting Political Officer of the United States Embassy in Hanoi David Muehke at the end of his working tenure in Vietnam.
On June 27, Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore Khaw Boon Wan led a delegation to visit Quan Su pagoda – headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.
A delegation of the International Catholic University (ICU) in Thailand and the Dominican Sisters International visited Hoa Binh vocational training school in Dong Nai province on May 25.