Ghost festival to be recognised
Le Vu Lan (Filial Piety ceremony, or Ghost festival) may soon be recognised as a national festival of Vietnamese culture. The Centre for Religious Cultural Heritage Preservation has submitted the festival to the State for recognising.
Prose by women writers gains popularity
Prose works recently issued by female writers are leaving a strong impression on readers in HCM City.
Photographer breaks record
Photographer Gian Thanh Son has been recognised by the Viet Nam Book of Records for the first high-level photo book of Viet Nam's islands and the coastlines.
Pham Chi Thanh, 19, has won the Ngoi Sao Phuong Nam (Southern Star) reality music show held by Vinh Long Television and KMedia.
Exhibition captures glimpse of Vietnamese history
Vietnamese history, dating from prehistoric times to the modern era, is being depicted at an exhibition set to open on September 1 at the Viet Nam National Museum of History.
Pianist Dang Thai Son returns to Warsaw 35 years after award
Viet Nam's most famous pianist, Dang Thai Son, returned to the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall 35 years after he won first prize at the 10th International Chopin Competition in the same hall.
VN, Japan to screen film about expat teacher living in Ha Noi
The first film produced by Viet Nam and Japan will be launched nationwide in October.
One for the ages
Artists perform during a programme titled La Co Doc Lap (Independence Flag) yesterday in Ha Noi and HCM City. The event was one of many celebrating the nation's 70th anniversary, which falls on September 2.
Singers to celebrate with patriotic tunes
A highlight of the many cultural activities held on National Day, September 2, will be the national concert Dieu Con Mai (Remaining with Time), which features well-known revolutionary songs.
Press photo competition launched
A press photography contest in the reportage category titled Viet Nam – Dat Nuoc, Con Nguoi (Viet Nam – The Country and People) has been launched in HCM City.
Contest winners to get trip to UK
Vietnamese with a love for Britain can enter a contest titled UK in My Eyes organised by the British Council of Viet Nam. Details about the contest are available at ukinmyeyes.com
Japanese conductor thinks of  Viet Nam as his second home
Japanese conductor thinks of Viet Nam as his second home

After living in Viet Nam for more than 10 years, Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji still finds something new every day in the country that surprises him and adds to his sense of wonder about Viet Nam.

Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat
Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat

Da Nang's Fatfish restaurant offers a spectacular view of the river and two bridges, a unique, pool-inspired design and beautifully presented meats. Hoai Nam reports.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.