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 Local authorities in the Mekong Delta have warned about forest fires during the dry season as temperatures in the last two days reached 34 degrees without any rain.

Seminar on Asian film industry to take place in HCM City

 A seminar on the film industry will take place at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City on February 19 to help young Vietnamese filmmakers gain access to regional and international film festivals.

Spring-themed exhibition opens in Hanoi

 A spring-themed exhibition is running at the Center of Art-Photography Exhibition in Hanoi to depict spring from artists’ diverse dimensions.

Pig skin cake – a treat not to be missed

 For those who love traditional Vietnamese cakes, bánh da lợn (literal translation “pig-skin cake”) should be at the top of your list during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday which welcomes in the Year of the Pig.

Traditional theatre art forms in Vietnam

 Traditional theatre art forms in Vietnam

'New World’ symphony at HCMC Opera House

 Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"), often known as the New World symphony, will be performed by the HCM City symphony orchestra at the city’s Opera House at 8pm at 7 Lam Son Square in District 1 on March 9.

H’Hen Nie attends New York Fashion Week

H’Hen Nie, Miss Universe Vietnam, and Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018, were among the special invitees who attended a fashion show by Vietnamese designer Phuong My as part of New York Fashion Week.

Ede ethnic people’s traditional Tet dish

Yao leaf soup is an essential dish of Ede ethnic people during Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Ky Anh residents continue pollution protest

 Local people in Ky Anh District, Ha Tinh Province have set up a protest camp outside the Phu Ha Waste Treatment Plant for a third time, complaining it has seriously polluted the environment.

Traditional ploughing festival wishes for bumper harvests

 The traditional Tich dien (ploughing) festival was held in Doi Son commune of Duy Tien district, the northern province of Ha Nam, on February 11 to pray for bumper harvests and prosperity for all.

Vietnam’s UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage

 Vietnam possesses an array of intangible cultural heritages that have been recognized by UNESCO.

Tet fruit tray, indispensible part of Vietnamese culture

 A “Mam Ngu Qua” or five-fruit tray is indispensable for each Vietnamese family as among the numerous offerings that are required to decorate ancestral altars during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. 

Spring flower festival kicks off in HCMC

 The 39th spring flower festival 2019 was opened at Tao Dan Park in District 1, HCMC today, January 31, featuring over 3,000 flower-related exhibits.

“Old Spring Features” in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter

 Visiting the Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the days nearing the Tet holiday, visitors can find the atmosphere of the old Tet with familiar images.

Raglai ethnic people’s ceremony recognized as national intangible heritage

 The “Bo ma” (farewell to the dead) ceremony of the Raglai ethnic minority people in the south central province of Ninh Thuan has been recognized as the national cultural intangible heritage.

Vietnamese Culture Zone put into service to celebrate Tet

 Investor of HappyLand entertainment complex project in Long An on January 29 put into service Vietnamese Culture Zone to serve local residents on the occasion of Lunar New Year, after a long delay due to financial hurdles.

Bamboo pole ceremony held in Hue Citadel

 The custom of erecting a bamboo pole, or a Neu tree, to drive away evils and pray for good luck for the New Year has been held in the Hue Royal Citadel on January 28.

Shipwreck exhibition opens in Quang Ngai

 Nearly 200 objects from shipwrecks in Vietnamese waters are on display at an exhibition that opened in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai on January 29. 

Exhibition oinks for the Year of the Pig

 Pig-related paraphernalia originating from the kilns of Bat Trang Village and around the world are on display at an exhibition entitled ‘My Zodiac Animal – Prosperous Pig’.

Visitors to experience vibrant Tet in Hanoi Old’s Quarter

 Hanoi’s Old Quarter will offer opportunities to visitors to experience Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) with an array of cultural activities from January 25 to February 24.