(VEN) - The 2017 Lunar New Year (Tet) is nearing. Vietnamese people are trying to finish year-end work to prepare for family gatherings. Although everybody is busy, they have spent time and money to participate in a program launched to make banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) for the poor.
This meaningful annual activity has been maintained for many years, attracting growing attention of Vietnamese people.
The Tay people making banh chung
The Muong people make banh chung for the poor
Making banh chung for the poor in the tourism and culture village of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups
This year, individuals and organizations will make tens of thousands of banh chung for needy families nationwide, wounded and sick soldiers, Agent Orange victims, orphans, and children from poor ethnic groups, remote and border areas, as well as islands.
This activity reflects Vietnamese people’s solidarity and willingness to help each other, aiming to bring a warm and happy Tet to the poor.
The program attracts the participation of soldiers and students