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6/11/2018 8:07:11 PM

Sweden Midsummer Day marked in Hanoi

(VNF) - A friendship exchange was held in Hanoi on June 10th by the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association, the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and the Sweden Alumni Association on the occasion of Sweden’s Midsummer Day.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association Dinh Tich at the friendship exchange to mark Sweden’s Midsummer Day. (Photos: Duc Thang)

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association Dinh Tich said the event aimed to give Vietnamese a chance to learn about one of the most important festivals of the Scandinavian country.

He expressed the hope that the event will also help enhance the cooperation between his association and the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam.

The Vice Chairman announced that the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association will collaborate with the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and the Sweden Alumni Association to hold activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Sweden diplomatic ties in 2019.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Högberg.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam said Midsummer Day is the most anticipated festival for Swedish people. Held on the evening of the Friday between June 19th and 25th, Midsummer marks the the longest day of the year. It is considered one of the most important days of the year and matches the Christmas season with its festivities and traditions. On the occasion, people don traditional costumes and gather to sing and dance, and join in traditional games.

It became a big party, with music, games and fun for Swedish and Vietnamese who have worked and lived in Sweden.

Sweden was the first Western European nation to set up relations with Vietnam. It is now Vietnam’s important economic partner in North Europe with annual two-way trade revenue exceeding USD 1.2 billion. In the first nine months of this year, the figure stood at more than USD 1 billion, up 16 percent year-on-year./.

Best floral crown makers received presents.

Playing all sorts of hearty, clean outdoor fun esque games.

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