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The festival which best epitomises Vietnam's cultural identity is the Lunar New Year or Tet, with a lot of meaningful customs and traditional special foods.

The important cultural value of traditional Tet dishes

During Tet, Vietnam’s biggest holiday of the year, families from all around the world try to return home for a special reunion and to welcome in the Lunar New Year together. 

Attitudes toward divorce changing in Vietnam, but prejudice persists

The breaking news that American billionaire Bill Gates and his wife have plans to divorce after 27 years of living together has flooded local media and social networks in Vietnam over the past few days, overwhelming other hot issues.

Expats on love, marriage and children

Marriage and children have been hot topics in Vietnam of late, thanks to the Government’s announcement that it wants people to marry before 30 and have two kids before 35, with tax breaks and other policies on offer to encourage procreation.

TV stations ready with Tet specials

Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) will broadcast a special two-hour programme on Lunar New Year's Eve (January 23) showing celebrations around the city and in neighbouring provinces.

Ten notable events in culture, sports and tourism announced

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has just announced the top 10 culture, sports and tourism events of 2019.

Cultural characteristics of the Kho Mu

The Kho Mu are one of 5 ethnic groups in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau. Despite physical hardships, they have developed strong cultural traditions and customs.

Fabulous rock symphony concerts return

When HBSO staged their Rock Symphony event almost a year ago it wasn’t so much a concert as a party. 

Classical music concert to be held at Salon Saigon

The Saigon Classical Music group will hold a classical music concert at Salon Saigon in District 3, HCMC on December 21, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The realm of Zen in Buddhist paintings

Painter Phuong Hong is famous for his works relating to Buddhism. His paintings are highly appreciated by experts for utilising many materials from water colours, lacquer to oil-painting and others.

Dong Ho paintings reveal Vietnamese unique folk culture

In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations.

European talents gather at music festival in Vietnam

Outstanding music talents from Europe and Vietnam will perform at a music festival in Hanoi and HCMC from November 18 to 30, according to the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam.


Vietnamese-Polish MasterChef to present 'Polish Gastronomy Week' in Hanoi

The Vietnamese-Polish winner of MasterChef in Poland, Ms. Ola Nguyen, will headline a special “Polish Gastronomy Week” on November 8-15 in Hanoi.


Big hits from the 90s to be performed in Hanoi concert

Big hits by Vietnamese and international musicians from the 90s will be performed at a concert on November 9 in Hanoi.

Diwali night to light up Hanoi

Singing, dancing, a fashion show and cuisine are some of the highlights of Diwali Night, which will be held on November 23 in Hanoi.