HCM City organises Banh Tet offering ceremony
The Banh Tet (sweetened cake of glutinous rice) offering ceremony for the Hung Kings has been organised by the HCM City People's Committee and Viet Nam Fatherland Front.
Tu Lien Kumquat Garden blooms for Tet
With just a few days left before Tet, Ha Noi residents visit kumquat gardens to pick out the most beautiful trees to celebrate the New Year.
Calligrapher reflects on 70-year career
Visitors to Ong Do (Confucian teacher) road along the HCM City Youth Cultural House are familiar with the image of an elderly man in traditional long dress writing calligraphy sentences surrounded by young colleagues.
New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day
February 6 marks the anniver-sary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. This document signifies the enduring partnership between the New Zealand government and Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.
Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016 calls for applications
One Vietnamese choreographer will have a chance to join colleagues from ASEAN countries at the Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016 from May 28 to June 5 in Malaysia.
LabCitoyen launches French eloquence contest
Vietnamese youngsters are encouraged to join LabCitoyen, a contest of eloquence in French. The top prize is a trip to Paris to attend the international LabCitoyen contest that will take place from July 3-11.
Spring festival to celebrate Year of Monkey
The largest spring flower festival in the northern region will be held at the Ecopark new urban zone from February 9 to 14 to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.
Multinational lacquer preservation plan in works
Viet Nam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the Prime Minister to approve its participation in preparing a multinational dossier on traditional lacquer.
Stroke of luck
As a way to celebrate the Vietnamese Tet festival, US Ambassador to Viet Nam Ted Osius (right) spends time with Vietnamese master calligrapher Cung Khac Luoc yesterday at the Calligraphy Writing Festival, which is being held at the Literature Lake in front of Ha Noi's Temple of Literature until February 15.
Vietnamese king of love poetry Xuan Dieu seen as a pioneer
In his most famous poem, Voi Vang (Haste), Xuan Dieu wrote: "I want to haul wandering clouds and swerving wind, I want to indulge in the butterflies of love, I want to garner in an ample kiss..."
Ring in the Lunar New Year in style
Say farewell to the Year of the Goat and welcome in the Year of the Monkey with a countdown party taking place on August Revolutionary Square in front of the Ha Noi Opera House on Sunday night from 9.30pm.
Sri Lanka welcomes Vietnamese aboard for leisure and business
Sri Lanka welcomes Vietnamese aboard for leisure and business

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day on Thursday (February 4), Viet Nam News presents an article written by the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake.

A little taste of France beats the chill
A little taste of France beats the chill

Lovers of French food should stop off at Millenium when they get the chance to experience a delectable night of true haute cuisine. Thanh Ha reports.


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.