to honour artist To Ngoc Van
HA NOI — The Vietnamese
Fine Arts Association at 51 Tran Hung Dao Street celebrated the 100th
anniversary of the birth of renowned artist To Ngoc Van on Wednesday.
After graduating from the
Indochina Fine Arts College in 1931, Van became a revolutionary fighter and died
in 1954 by the end of the war of resistance against the French colonialists.
The Vietnamese Government
posthumously awarded Van the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Art and Literature.
excavate Co Bi Palace ruins
HA NOI — Archaeologists
excavating Co Bi Palace have unearthed artefacts belonging to Dong Son culture
and feudal dynasties such as Tran, Le and Nguyen, said the Viet Nam History
Museum and the Steering Committee for the Thang Long-Ha Noi 1000 Anniversary.
According to historical
records, Trinh lords, such as Trinh Cuong, ordered the construction of the
palace in Co Bi to replace the existing palace in Thang Long, and named it Kim
on Spanish culture donated to Viet Nam
HA NOI — The Spanish
embassy formally donated 700 books about Spain and its culture to the Viet Nam
National Library last Tuesday.
The gift is part of an
ongoing cultural exchange between the two countries that began seven years ago.
films show in Japan’s Fukuoka
TOKYO — The Japanese
Film Library has recently screened 20 Vietnamese films in Fukuoka City.
Among the internationally
acclaimed films on show were Chuyen Cua Pao (The Story of Pao) and Song Trong So
Hai (Living in Fear).
The annual event is part
of a programme of activities designed to promote cultural awareness in the
food promotion presents Canadian flavours
HA NOI — Hanoians can
sample some Canadian cuisine this week and next thanks to the northern nation’s
embassy and three local eateries. During the Flavours of a Canadian Christmas
event, the Sofitel Plaza Hotel, Sofitel Metropole Hotel and Vine Restaurant,
will showcase the best of Canada’s cuisine.
Food lovers can savour the
rich flavours and textures that make up the Canadian culinary landscape,
including beef and seafood. Afficionados can also revel in award-winning
Canadian wines and beers. The event will be held in Sofitel Metropole on Sunday,
in Vine Wine Boutique Bar&Carf from December 14-31, and in Sofitel Plaza
from December 14-22. — VNS