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Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Young artist repurposes traditional painting style

With an ambition to promote and preserve national traditions, a young artist in Hanoi is redesigning and giving traditional Hang Trong folk paintings a new life in her own style.

National treasure Cuu Dinh seeking UNESCO documentary heritage recognition

The Nine Dynastic Urns, built in late 1835 and completed in early 1837, was recognised as a national treasure in 2012, and considered the most valuable bronze works in Vietnam.

Art reaches online platforms

Young and innovative artists in HCMC have been finding ways to incorporate technology into their creations, catching up with the 4.0 movement of the world.

Yellow apricot blossom – a symbol of Tet in Vietnam

Apart from peach flower and marumi kumquat, Vietnamese, especially southerners, often celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival with yellow apricot blossom (Ochna integerrima) that symbolises good luck, wealth, good health, happiness and love.

Hoang Sa exhibition centre affirms national sovereignty

Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos have always been sacred integral parts of Vietnam, as the country has historical evidence and a fully legal basis to affirm its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa in accordance with international law.

Vietnamese-American cultural bridge connects American and Vietnamese writers

In 1987, when revisiting the old battlefield, some American veterans who used to fight in Vietnam decided to do something to correct the mistakes of the past.

Lunar New Year visit to pagodas - long-lived tradition

Visiting pagodas during the Lunar New Year festival is not merely an activity associated with Buddhism but it has become an age-old cultural tradition, and an indispensable part in Vietnamese people’s spiritual life

An insight of Tiger Year in Vietnamese culture

In the culture of some Asian countries, including Vietnam, the lunar year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the third among 12 animals in the Vietnamese Zodiac sequence.

Calligraphy for the New Year – a fine custom of Vietnamese culture

Calligraphy originated from the art of writing. It has long been considered part of Vietnamese culture and has considerable effect on Vietnam’s socio-economy.

HCMC’s annual book street festival on Tet holidays opens

HCMC’s annual Book Street Festival on the lunar New Year opened on January 29 (on the 27th day of the last month).

Vietnam beauty named in Miss World top 40

Miss Vietnam 2020 Do Thi Ha has been selected among top 40 contestants of Miss World 2021.

Hot air balloons festival celebrates 1st founding anniversary of Thu Duc City

A festival of hot air balloons, yachts and water sports activities celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of Thu Duc City opened at the Saigon River Tunnel in Thu Duc City on January 22-23.

Book reveals untold stories about water puppetry

A young painter has released a book telling stories about water puppetry as well as the career of artisans and artists of this traditional art.

American music legend John Legend to perform at VinFuture Awards

American music legend John Legend will perform at the first VinFuture Global Science and Technology award ceremony on January 20 in Hanoi.

Hanoi holds online New Year 2022 Countdown art performance

The annual New Year celebration was being broadcasted this year on Vietnam Television as a precautionary measure to prevent the Covid-19 spreading.

Vietnam has 23 more national treasures

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed decisions to recognise 23 more national treasures.

Vietnamese paintings auctioned for millions of US dollar

The auction will start on December 14. The painting Lady by the River which was signed in 1937 was estimated by collectors and experts that it would be the second most expensive one in the auction session.

Vietnam Festival 2021 underway in Japan

The Vietnam Festival 2021 began in Tokyo, Japan on December 11, attracting a large number of visitors.

“Father and Son” movie to be screened at World Expo 2020 Dubai

Vietnamese movie Cha cong con (Father and Son) has been selected to be screened in late December at the World Expo 2020 Dubai, which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).