Fri. May 24th, 2024

In the joyful atmosphere of spring, many communes in the central Thua
Thien – Hue province are organising longevity celebrations for the
local elderly.

This is a cultural tradition of the Vietnamese to express gratitude and respect to the old.

More than 10 percent of the province’s population, or 113,000 people,
are at least 60 years old. There are 1,200 people more than 90 years old
and 113 centenarians.

Truc Lam village in Huong
Long commune, Hue city, is home to 8 centenarians. At a simple but
warm ceremony held on the occasion of this Lunar New Year, local people
gathered to extend their best wishes to the elderly. “This is a precious
gift to us in the new year,” said Vo Tham, born 1912.

Local authorities also pay attention to the elderly’s spiritual
health. Various cultural and sports clubs founded particularly for the
old in the province.-VNA

By vivian