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Hanoi goes green for St Patrick's Day

Updated at Sunday, 19 Mar 2017, 08:13
The Hanoitimes - On Saturday, March 18, Nha Bat Giac in Ly Thai To Park to become the 100th landmark in the world to go green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
The ceremony saw the attendance of Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Every year, Ireland and it’s people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day. There is a huge global family of Irish people around the globe – some 70 million people Irish ancestry and many more are friends of Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is quite a celebration everywhere, including here in Vietnam.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy said: Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is now a firm feature of St. Patrick’s Day around the world. Hundreds of iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State building and the Great Wall of China, ‘go green’ to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday. This first ever “greening” in Hanoi symbolizes the warn friendship between Ireland and Vietnam. The ceremony to share the culture of Ireland and the people of Hanoi in one of the city’s most family friendly public spaces.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran.
Also at the ceremony, Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam Cáit Moran said: I want to thank leaders of Hanoi, for their help and support in making this evening possible. This year, we are delighted that St. Patrick’s Day has become a three day festival in Vietnam, with events organized by the Embassy and by the Irish community in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Ireland is famous for being a green island. We are known as “the Emerald Isle” because of our beautiful green landscape. Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is now a firm feature of St’ Patrick’s Day around the world.
Nha Bat Giac in in Ly Thai To Park to become the 100th landmark in the world to go green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Nha Bat Giac in in Ly Thai To Park to become the 100th landmark in the world to go green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Ireland and Viet Nam have much in common. Both of our cultures have their roots in ancient civilisations renowned for the value they have placed on scholarly learning, spiritual cultivation and the arts. Cultural exchange between Ireland and Viet Nam is thriving, with artists and photographers exhibiting around Ireland and Viet Nam in 2016.  So, we hope that the people of Hanoi will enjoy this fun evening of Irish activities which the Embassy is pleased to bring to you with the support of Centre for Social Development Studies. 
Translated by Ha Phuong
Source: Ha Phuong-Kinhtedothi.vn
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