Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Craftsmen from the An Hoi Coppersmith Village in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap district are busy with orders for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, with customers crowding shops buying their famous brass incense burners.

Con Son-Kiep Bac festival honours national hero

Con Son-Kiep Bac festival honours national hero

The Con Son - Kiep Bac Autumn Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the north of Vietnam, commenced in northern Hai Duong province on September 10 in memory of General Tran Hung Dao – a revered historical figure.

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Mid-Autumn festival carries on annual celebration for children

Mid-Autumn festival carries on annual celebration for children

People are still flocking to colourful Hang Ma street in Hanoi's Old Quarter during these days. The shops are festooned with lanterns, masks and toys, creating a fanciful and festive atmosphere.

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Ok-Om-Bok festival named national intangible heritage

Ok-Om-Bok festival named national intangible heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the recognition of the Ok-Om-Bok festival as the 4th national intangible cultural heritage of southern Tra Vinh province.

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Tra Vinh fishing festival named national intangible heritage

Tra Vinh fishing festival named national intangible heritage

The My Long Sea Worshipping Festival, an annual cultural activity of fishermen in Cau Ngang district, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, has been recognised as a piece of the country’s intangible cultural heritage.

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Kate festival mirrors Cham people’s rich culture

Kate festival mirrors Cham people’s rich culture

Kate festival, the largest of the Cham ethnic people in the central province of Ninh Thuan in the year, aims to honour male deities and ancestors who extended great help to people.

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Love market festival opens in Ha Giang province

Love market festival opens in Ha Giang province

The 2014 Khau Vai Love Market Culture-Tourism Week kicked off in Meo Vac district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on April 24 evening with the legendary love story staged by Cai Luong (reformed opera) artists.

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Lotus power

A cup of lotus tea by West Lake is still a poetic experience for Vietnamese people despite the fact that the flower is now less commonly grown on the lake’s waters.

“Hau dong” to be nominated as world intangible heritage

The Institute for Culture and Art of Vietnam is collecting materials to ask for concerned agencies to nominate “hau dong” as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Journey through history with antique sword

An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Hanoi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.

Traditional offering ritual takes place in Hue

The Nam Giao offering ritual, part of the Hue Festival 2010, took place on Nam Giao esplanade in the central city of Hue on the June 9 evening.