(VOVworld) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos held a ceremony on Sunday in Vientiane for overseas Vietnamese to welcome the lunar New Year. Participants enjoyed traditional Vietnamese cuisine and art performances. Nguyen Thi Nuong is a Vietnamese Laotian: “We are happy and grateful to the Embassy for organizing such a meaningful event for us to turn our hearts and souls to the fatherland as Tet approaches and teach our younger generations about their origins.” 300 overseas Vietnamese, businesses, students, and international friends attended a ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK on Sunday to celebrate lunar New Year 2016. Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao briefed participants on Vietnam’s major achievements in 2015. He asked overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese students studying in the UK to stay united and do their best in their life and work to contribute to Vietnam-UK relations and promote Vietnam’s image abroad. A get-together was held for overseas Vietnamese at the Vietnamese embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday, to mark the lunar New Year. Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan said Vietnamese people at home and abroad are welcoming lunar New Year 2016 with the success of the just concluded 12th National Party Congress. Similar events were held at the Vietnamese Embassies in Singapore and Italy. A program called “Supporting Truong Sa” was launched at the ceremony in Singapore to encourage overseas Vietnamese people to support soldiers stationed on the archipelago both spiritually and physically.