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Ho Chi Minh memorial draws crowds

Update: February, 24/2015 - 10:32
The Ho Chi Minh Memorial in the southernmost province of Ca Mau received more than 20,000 turns of visitors from the 30th day of the of final month of the lunar year and the first four days of the Lunar New Year.

Officials, local residents, tourists and overseas Vietnamese lit incense at the memorial, where there are more than 150 pictures, items and documents about the life and revolutionary career of the late president Ho Chi Minh.

The memorial was built in 1994, with a stilt house modelled after the house where the President lived in Ha Noi. The site underwent expansion on an area of 62,2 ha in Ca Mau City in 2011.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Tay Son Heroes temple a national heritage

The Tay Son Tam Kiet (Three Tay Son Heroes) Temple in Quang Trung Museum was named a national heritage site on Sunday when Binh Dinh province celebrated its 226th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da victory against China's Qing invaders.

The temple worships Quang Trung – Nguyen Hue and his two brothers, who launched a surprise attack on invaders on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year.

Ho Quoc Dung, chairman of Binh Dinh Province's People's Committee, said the prime minister's regconition of the temple as a national heritage offered great encouragement to the local Party Committee and people.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Boat-race fest gets sailing in Ly Son

Fishermen on Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province have kicked off a boat racing festival on the fourth day of Lunar New Year to wish for peace and prosperity for the people and to commemorate ancestors and Hoang Sa (Paracel) soldiers who protect the country's borders.

The festival, the biggest of the year on the island, gives youth a chance to demonstrate their boating skills.

In the past, during the Nguyen Dynasty, the festival was organised to choose the healthiest men for a team of Hoang Sa soldiers. The festival, which has been held for more than 300 years, is organised between the fourth and eighth day of the Lunar New Year.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

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