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 Events in Hanoi & HCMC on February 25-March 3 

Pa Then fire dancing festival welcomes Spring

 Fire dancing festival is a special cultural activity of the Pa Then ethnic group at Hong Quang commune, Lam Binh district, Tuyen Quang province, showing the spirit of daring to cope with danger, and dispelling diseases.

Kien Giang opens Chieu Anh Cac memorial house

The coastal city of Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province yesterday opened the memorial complex of Chiêu Anh Các, a literary and poetry society established in the city in 1736. 

Additional 17 national intangible cultural heritages announced

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has recently signed a decision announcing 17 new national intangible cultural heritages. 

See the excellent products unique to Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village is a popular destination among tourists who want to visit and buy delicate ceramic products that can be purchased nowhere else. 

Pig races in the delta top tourist attraction

Have you ever attended a pig race like the one held regularly in Cần Thơ City? 

Chef brings best of Korean cuisine to Vietnam

 Lee Won-Il is a South Korean chef and television personality. His cooking classes are always welcomed by Vietnamese people, especially youngsters.

Spring Calligraphy Festival preserves ancient tradition of Tet

 The 2019 Spring Calligraphy Festival officially opened at the Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi on January 29, attracting a large number of visitors.

Russia’s Saint Petersburg to hold exhibition on war in Vietnam

 An exhibition on the war in Vietnam, titled “Vietnam, your pain is in my heart”, is scheduled for April in Russia’s second-largest city Saint Petersburg.

Exhibition on Lunar New Year opens in Da Nang

 A painting exhibition took place in the central city of Da Nang on January 22 to welcome for the 2019 Lunar New Year-the Year of the Pig.

Huong Pagoda festival expected to attract 1.5 million visitors

 Huong Pagoda festival in the outskirts of Hanoi is expected to lure around 1.5 million visitors this year.

Ethnology Museum to host programme on exploring Vietnamese Tet

 A programme entitled ‘Exploring Vietnamese Tet (lunar New Year) festival’ will take place at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on January 25.

Events in Hanoi & HCM City on January 21 – 27

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on January 21 – 27.

History Museum displaying shipwreck artifacts

 The largest-ever exhibition of 500 artifacts from sunken vessels dating from the 15th to 18th century will take place at the Vietnam National Museum of History from January 18 to May 18.

Best photos capturing golden moments honoured

 Twenty-five outstanding entries to the annual press photo contest titled “Khoang Khac Vang” (Golden Moment) were honoured at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on January 14.

100 years of cai luong celebrated in HCM City

 A three-hour gala featuring cai luong (reformed opera) was held on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13.

Quang Ngai: unique stone instrument found on Bui Hui grassland

 A stone wind instrument initially believed to date back about a thousand years ago was recently discovered on the Bui Hui grassland of Ba To district, the central province of Quang Ngai.

Theater performance “HISTOIRES” to take place at Youth Theatre

 A theater performance titled “HISTOIRES”, which is a breathtaking play inspired by oral lore and a beautiful travel through different eras and places, will take place at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi on January 12, starting at 8 p.m.

H’Mong people celebrate traditional New Year festival

These days, H’Mong ethnic people in the mountainous areas of Bac Yen district, northern province of Son La are celebrating traditional New Year festival. 

Government fixes deadlines for mapping out equitization plans for nearly 100 SOEs

 Equitization plans for nearly 100 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) must be approved before January 15 this year, the Government has required.