Da Nang, Hoi An to celebrate Lunar New Year
Over 2,000 fireworks will be launched from Nguyen Van Troi Bridge and districts of Ngu Hanh Son, Lien Chieu and Hoa Vang on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
Guinness cable car begins service to Fansipan
The Guiness cable car in Sa Pa, a popular tourist destination in northern province of Lao Cai, has begun transporting tourists to the peak of Fansipan Mountain, considered the top of Indochina.
Ethnic groups to join spring festival in village
Various ethnic groups across the country will join the annual spring festival to be held at the Viet Nam Ethnic Group's Culture, Tourism Village here on February 10-15.
President opens HCM City's flower street
President Trương Tấn Sang led the country's and HCM City's leaders in a celebration kicking of the annual Nguyễn Huệ Flower Street in HCM City on February 5.
Dong Ho painting market revived
The Đong Ho painting market which opened for Tet (Lunar New Year) in Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh District, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, had existed till mid-1940s.
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.
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.

Ngon Pho dives headfirst into diverse dishes
Ngon Pho dives headfirst into diverse dishes

The Ha Noi restaurant, which is divided into five sections, reimagines street food and serves up Vietnamese dishes from all three regions.


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.


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