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Vietnamese UN peacekeeping doctors organize spring festival in South Sudan

Vietnamese UN peacekeeping doctors organize spring festival in South Sudan

Sunday, January 22, 2023, 14:44 GMT+7
Vietnamese UN peacekeeping doctors organize spring festival in South Sudan
Healthcare workers of the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 4 in South Sudan pose for a photo with a Tet-themed booth. Photo: Supplied

Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital No. 4 under the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan held the first-ever spring festival to celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year with several activities to introduce the Vietnamese holiday to international friends on Saturday night.

The festival featured a kite festival, a competition for Tet decorations and cooking skills, a buffet party, and a campfire. 

This is the first time a Vietnamese hospital's spring festival has been held during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Hiroko Hirahara, head of the UN Mission Field Office in South Sudan, and Brigadier General Mike Cooper Mujuni, Commander of Unity Military Region, joined the festival.

All hospital departments worked together in four teams to prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine, decorate Tet booths, participate in kite flying, and dance around the campfire.

Through the spring festival, the Vietnamese doctors brought the Vietnamese Tet traditions, such as peach blossom, apricot blossom, banh chung, calligraphy, and the cuisine, closer to international friends.

Hiroko Hirahara stated that she was touched and excited to be immersed in the festive mood of Vietnamese Tet.

She also expressed gratitude to the employees of the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 4 for creating a welcoming spring atmosphere on the facility's modest site.

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Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital No. 4 under the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan held the first-ever spring festival to celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year with several activities to introduce the Vietnamese holiday to international friends on Saturday night.

The festival featured a kite festival, a competition for Tet decorations and cooking skills, a buffet party, and a campfire. 

This is the first time a Vietnamese hospital's spring festival has been held during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Hiroko Hirahara, head of the UN Mission Field Office in South Sudan, and Brigadier General Mike Cooper Mujuni, Commander of Unity Military Region, joined the festival.

All hospital departments worked together in four teams to prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine, decorate Tet booths, participate in kite flying, and dance around the campfire.

Through the spring festival, the Vietnamese doctors brought the Vietnamese Tet traditions, such as peach blossom, apricot blossom, banh chung, calligraphy, and the cuisine, closer to international friends.

Hiroko Hirahara stated that she was touched and excited to be immersed in the festive mood of Vietnamese Tet.

She also expressed gratitude to the employees of the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 4 for creating a welcoming spring atmosphere on the facility's modest site.

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Chau Ha - Hong Van / Tuoi Tre News

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