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 A series of cultural activities reproducing traditional characteristics of Tet (Lunar New Year) festival in Hanoi will be held in the Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, from January 25 to February 24.

Solo contemporary dance “Mutante” to be performed in HCMC

 Vietnamese hip-hop star Suboi, young EDM artist Teddy Chilla, and artist and choreographer Pierre Larauza and Emmanuelle Vincent from Brussels-based studio t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e will cooperate in the solo contemporary dance “Mutante”.

Festival brings H’Mong people’s traditional New Year celebration to Hanoi

A festival featuring the traditional New Year celebration of the H’Mong ethnic group was held at the Hanoi University of Culture on January 13.

Hue festival honours traditional crafts

 The quintessence of Vietnamese traditional crafts will be honoured during the Hue Traditional Craft Festival, which is scheduled to open in Hue city, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 26.

Phu Yen: Rare sea turtle returned to nature

 A rare turtle was released back into the ocean in the south-central coastal province of Phu Yen on January 11 by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Xuan Thinh Border Post.

Two solo exhibitions at Hanoi-based VCCA

 The Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi is running two solo exhibitions, namely “Bicycles” by Vietnamese-born French artist Tran Thu Van and “Ellipses” by Ha Manh Thang, one of the prominent faces on the Vietnamese art scene.

Professor Le Van Lan to talk about Lunar New Year rituals

Professor Le Van Lan, a famous author, historian, archaeologist, and television celebrity in Vietnam, will talk about the origin and rituals of Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) at the Hanoi Club Hotel on January 27.

First Vietnamese Grammy award-winner performs in HCM City

 The Cuong Vu Trio concert will be held from 8pm to 10.30pm on January 18 at Soul Live Project Complex on 216 Pasteur Street in HCM City’s District 3.

Famous pass Ma Pi Leng suffers graffiti

 Walls on Ma Pi Leng Pass in the northern province of Ha Giang have been stained by careless drawings.

Flower garden cheers on VN football team

 A flower garden has changed its theme to cheer on Viet Nam’s football team who are playing at the Asian Cup in Qatar.

VN beauties named among Missosology’s Timeless Beauty Top 25 semifinalists

H’Hen Nie, Minh Tu, and Phuong Khanh are the three Vietnamese girls to have been listed among the Top 25 semifinalists of the Timeless Beauty award by Missosology.

German school complex to be built in HCM City

 The German parliament has approved the “Bildungscampus Deutscheland” (German education campus) project in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Vietnam remains world’s second largest footwear exporter

 The export turnover in 2019 would increase 10% compared to 2018 to US$21.5 billion, accounting for 9% of Vietnam’s total export value.

German expert to lecture on No War No Vietnam exhibition

 German lecturer Veronika Radulovic will hold a lecture on January 3 on the No War No Vietnam exhibition which took place at the center for contemporary art Galerie Nord in Berlin from August to October 2018.

Five highlights of Vietnam’s education in 2018

 Below is a selection of five highlights of Vietnamese education in 2018.

HBSO to rock as no-one imagined possible

 How well can a symphony orchestra mimic a rock band? The answer will be clear on January 9 when HBSO mount their New Year Gala “Rock Symphony” concert.

Long Bien Bridge expected to be turned into living museum

With a determination to maintain heritage, Vietnamese architects have worked hard to preserve the iconic Long Bien Bridge for the next generation.

Christmas atmosphere overwhelms every corner of Vietnam

Christmas Eve witnessed a jubilant atmosphere overwhelming every street across Vietnam.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on December 24-30

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Here comes Christmas and New Year’s Eve

 The classic Christmas carol "Jingle Bells" can be heard across HCM City, a sign that the holiday is very near, with New Year’s Day not far away.