Children learn about traditional Tết through games and prizes at the Chin-Su booth at the Vietnamese Tết Festival 2020. — Photo courtesy of the company
HCM CITY — Masan Consumers Joint Stock Company and the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association have organised a charity programme, Tết trẻ em (Children's Lunar New Year).
It was meant to enable children and teachers at shelters for disadvantaged children in HCM City to experience Tết and have fun at an event called Vietnamese Tết Festival 2020 held at Lê Văn Tám Park in District 1.
A Masan Consumer spokesperson said through the activities, the organisers wanted to bring joy to the children, enable them to enjoy the New Year atmosphere, play folk games, and experience Tết culture and foods.
More than 120 children from the Hoa Mẫu Đơn and Hoa Sen orphanages, Thủ Đức Teenager Village, and HCM City Vocational Training and Employment Support Centre took part.
In addition to participating in the special activities designed for them, they also had the opportunity to acquire useful knowledge about Tết through a quiz and receive attractive gifts.
Children enjoy traditional foods at the Vietnamese Tết Festival. — Photo courtesy of the company
They then lunched on delicious foods cooked by the Masan Consumer charity team.
The celebrations ended with the children and teachers receiving gifts and lucky money from the organisers.
Tết trẻ em is among a number of community programmes that Masan Consumer has been organising along with renowned charity and other organisations to encourage disadvantage children to overcome their difficulties. — VNS
The Vietnamese Tết Festival 2020 sought to honour Việt Nam’s cultural and culinary values related to the Lunar New Year, convey customs and legends through stories, some performed on a stage.
The festival also featured culinary experiences and folk games.
Held from January 3 to 5 from 10am to 21pm, the festival welcomed more than 50,000 visitors. — VNS