VFF leader greets Khmer traditional New Year

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan has greeted the Khmer community nationwide on the occasion of Chol Chnam Thmay, their traditional New Year festival, in the middle of April.

In a letter on behalf of the Government, he said the VFF highly appreciated the Khmer people for complying with the Party policies and State laws; actively joining the campaign “The whole people united to build a cultural life in residential areas”; contributing to building new rural areas and urban civilization; helping poor people and disaster victims; preserving and restoring pagodas and temples in localities.

The VFF also believed that the Khmer ethnic groups will continue upholding their tradition and the campaign “The whole people stand united to build new rural areas and civilised urban areas”, towards the goal “Wealthy people, strong country, democracy, fairness and civilization”.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan visited and conveyed congratulations to the Khmer people at Pitu Kosa Rang Say pagoda in Ninh Kieu District in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on April 4.

The leader also offered gifts to three disadvantaged households of ethnic Khmer in Xuan Khanh Ward.

The traditional Chol Chnam Thmay Festival of the Khmer people which falls annually in mid-April, is one of the most important festivals of the year for the Khmer people. It lasts three days or four days and is usually held in a pagoda during which people wish and pray for a lucky New Year, good health and prosperity.

By Lam Nguyen, Ham Luong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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