Viet Nam's special day to honour medical practitioners, Doctors' Day, is celebrated on February 27. Doctors
and nurses at thousands of hospitals and medical centres nationwide are
always out front trying to save lives, but they also occasionally come
under strong criticism for backward practices and standards of
cleanliness. Viet Nam News would like you to share your related experience.
As in many other cultures, it is considered inauspicious in Viet Nam to say or do "bad" things during the first days of Tet (Lunar New Year). The belief is that this will set the tone for the rest of the year.
It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting
Viet Nam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has
given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a
street food tour he took in Ha Noi proved him entirely wrong.
Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years
working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.