Last Saturday MASCOT Vietnam held the annual New Year celebrations and employee competition. After the more official activities and crowning of the employee of the year, the 1700 employees celebrated the day with imaginative and colourful performances.
They had been secretly practicing the performances and sketches in the weeks prior and the result was a fantastic gala show with scenes including sketches from their daily work, an overseas rally against the Chinese, lots of dancing and a runway show of costumes made from production waste materials.
The New Year celebration plays an extremely important cultural and religious role in the country where 95% are Buddhist. Colleagues now have some well-deserved days off to prepare for and celebrate the holiday with century old traditions.
Happy New Year! The first day of the new year, the year of the Monkey, begins February 8th.