Vietnam Family Day in Belgium held

Vietnamese families living in Brussels and surrounding areas gathered in the Belgian capital city on October 10 for the annual Vietnam Family Day, which is intended to strengthen the bonds among the Vietnamese community in the European country.

It also offers a chance for Vietnamese families and children to come together, have fun and share traditional values so as to foster traditional culture and identities, and to help children born abroad understand more about the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month). Last year, the festival was cancelled due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Béa Diallo, Alderman of Ixelles where the most populous Vietnamese community in Brussels live, appreciated the initiative to hold the event.

He expressed his belief that the Vietnamese community in Belgium will preserve the traditional culture while contributing to diversifying the cultural life of the host country.

On this occasion, the Vietnam Trade Office in Belgium also organised a cuisine festival offering Vietnam’s traditional dishes such as pho (noodle) and nem (spring rolls).