• Khmer people celebrate traditional new-year festival

    Khmer people celebrate traditional new-year festival

    12/04/2013 08:06

    In border Giang Thanh district of Kien Giang province, one of the country’s largest rice bowls, the bumper winter-spring crop has made locals eager in preparing for the festival. Danh Tuoi, a Khmer man in Vinh Dieu commune, said his family has prepared all necessary things for...

  • Cool Tet snacks do the trick

    Cool Tet snacks do the trick

    12/04/2013 07:47

    Apart from Tet, or Lunar New Year festival, Vietnam celebrates several other Tets. And there are special dishes specific to each one of them. Trôi and chay cakes, two special snacks made for the Tet Han Thuc, or the Cold Food Festival, have transcended the festival and become...

  • Huyen Tran Cultural Centre – A sacred spiritual attraction

    Huyen Tran Cultural Centre – A sacred spiritual attraction

    14/11/2012 10:56

    Visitors to Huyen Tran Cultural Centre in Hue city will have an opportunity to contemplate the wholesome environment shaded by green pine trees and surrounding forests and mountains, visit the temples and shrines for worshiping, do research on Buddhism, compose poems or relax and absorb...

  • Co Loa Festival- Dong Anh- Hanoi

    Co Loa Festival- Dong Anh- Hanoi

    09/07/2012 11:13

    On the afternoon of the 5th day of the first lunar month, all of the eight communes (including Co Loa Commune and the establishing relations between seven communes) hold the incense offering ceremony at the communal house. At Thuong Temple, village officials and mandarins hold the similar...

  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

    Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

    03/07/2012 05:09

    Vietnam ’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (or Full moon Festival) takes place on the full moon night (15th of the Lunar August), the most charming and picturesque night of the year. The festival related to the customs of moon, procession of star and moon - formed lanterns, lion dance, the...

  • Doan Ngo Festival (Tết Đoan Ngọ) in Vietnam

    Doan Ngo Festival (Tết Đoan Ngọ) in Vietnam

    03/07/2012 03:49

    What does these names mean?   Literally, Tet is the same as the festival , Doan means the begin, Ngo is the 7th animal of the Chinese zodiac - the horse. Doan Ngo festival is also called Tết sâu bọ (sâu bọ = worms, pests) or Tết tháng 5, to be held on...

  • Co Loa Festival in Hanoi

    Co Loa Festival in Hanoi

    03/07/2012 12:36

    Taking place from the 6th to the 16th day of the Lunar New Year at An Duong Vuong temple in Dong Anh District, on the outskirts of Hanoi , Co Loa Festival based on the legend of An Duong King of Au Lac and his magic crossbow. The legend is that, Genius Kim Quy, a Golden Tortoise,...

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