Vietnamese in Luang Prabang pay tribute to heroic martyrs

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Luang Prabang on July 27 held a ceremony to offer incense and flowers to commemorate Vietnamese martyrs who fought against the common enemy of Vietnam and Laos to regain freedom for people of the two nations on the occasion of the 74th War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

The ceremony, held in Phat Tich Pagoda, was attended by Consul General in Luang Prabang Nguyen Dang Hung and representatives of Vietnamese agencies, businesses and community in Luang Phrabang.

According to Hung, the annual event is a chance for the Vietnamese community in northern Laos to pay tribute to heroic martyrs who fell down for the freedom and independence of Laos and Vietnam.

It also offer an opportunity for youngsters to get deeper understanding on the tradition of solidarity between Vietnam and Laos in both past struggle for independence as well as present national construction and defence, thus raising their awareness and responsibility in reinforcing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive partnership between the two Parties, States and peoples.

Phat Tich Pagoda is the worshiping place for six Vietnamese martyrs who died in Luang Phrabang during the anti-US war. This is also a “common spiritual house” of Vietnamese people living, working and studying in the Lao locality, and a venue for religious activities of Vietnamese Buddhist followers

Source: Vietnam News Agency