Check out the strange spring celebration customs of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

Check out the strange spring celebration customs of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

NDO – Festivals are an indispensable parts of spring celebrations across villages in Vietnam during Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival. In some ethnic minority groups in the northern region, several customs and traditions are practiced as a way for locals to welcome the Lunar New Year. (21 hours ago)


Inspirations from the ‘Rat’s wedding’ Dong Ho folk painting

  Jan 24, 2020 07:18:29
NDO – ‘Rat’s wedding’ might be the only Dong Ho folk painting that focuses on the Rat. The rat has the characteristics and represents agility, flexibility, and intelligence, it is assigned first in the repeating 12-year cycle of zodiacal animals in Asian culture. As the Lunar New Year festival 2020 approaches - the Year of the Rat is just around the corner, Nhan Dan Monthly introduces to readers some paintings, which were inspired from the ‘Rat’s wedding’, by celebrated painters, in which they convey their New Year wishes to readers. 

Book Street Festival opens for Tet in Ho Chi Minh City

  Jan 23, 2020 12:22:57
NDO – A Book Street Festival officially opened on the streets of Nguyen Hue, Mac Thi Buoi and Ngo Duc Ke in Ho Chi Minh City on January 22, aiming to serve people and visitors on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival. 

Colourful flower streets and festivals held nationwide to welcome Tet Festival

  Jan 23, 2020 12:14:55
NDO –Nguyen Hue Flower Street in District 1 officially opened to the public on January 28 in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, to welcome Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival. 

Vietnamese language class in Kawagoe

  Jan 22, 2020 15:17:32
NDO – For Vietnamese people living and working abroad, just listening to Vietnamese in the foreign land, the nostalgia for their homeland becomes more earnest. However, due to many different conditions, the generations of Vietnamese born and raised abroad face many difficulties in learning and maintaining Vietnamese. In this context, the establishment of a Vietnamese language class in Kawagoe, Japan, is an interesting story about the admirable efforts of Vietnamese mothers who are trying to teach and maintain Vietnamese for their children so that young Vietnamese people there can have a connection to their homeland. 

Turkish singer releases MV in Vietnamese

  Jan 22, 2020 13:32:10
NDO – Turkish artist Erdem Aslan has released a music video (MV) in Vietnamese named ‘The Gioi Tuoi Dep’ (Wonderful World), composed by songwriter Nguyen Van Chung. 

Free film screenings celebrate Party’s founding anniversary

  Jan 21, 2020 18:03:12
NDO – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold free film screenings across the country from January 25 to February 5 to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3, 1930-2020). 

Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts various cultural activities to greet new spring

  Jan 19, 2020 16:53:23
NDO – The Management Board of Hanoi’s Old Quarter launched a series of activities at Kim Ngan Temple at Hoan Kiem district’s 42-44 Hang Bac Street on January 18 to greet the new spring and the Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Traditional Tet Festival in Thang Long ancient royal court reproduced

  Jan 18, 2020 16:47:48
NDO – The Tet Festival in the ancient royal court of Thang Long (now Hanoi) is being reproduced at the Thang Long Royal Citadel Heritage in the capital city. 

Vietnam Musicians’ Association honours outstanding musical works

  Jan 18, 2020 16:42:32
NDO – A ceremony was held by the Vietnam Musicians’ Association (VMA) in Hanoi on January 18 to present the 2019 Music Awards to 68 outstanding musical works. 

Programme features experience of traditional Tet activities

  Jan 18, 2020 11:32:32
NDO - A programme was held at Vietnam National Museum of Ethnics in Hanoi on January 17, offering a chance for children to take part in traditional activities during traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival. 

Contemporary installation exhibition spotlights Japanese architecture

  Jan 17, 2020 16:26:08
NDO – An exhibition displaying contemporary paintings and installations on Japanese architecture which are made from Vietnamese traditional silk, designed and made by Japanese architectures, officially opened at the Hue Fine Arts Museum on January 17. 

Exhibition greets new spring and Lunar New Year

  Jan 17, 2020 14:00:38
NDO – An exhibition themed ‘Eternal Spring’ opened in Hanoi on January 16 as an event to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1930 -2020). 

Conference reviews UNESCO Vietnam’s activities in 2019

  Jan 17, 2020 11:55:25
NDO – The Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO (UNESCO Vietnam) organised a conference in Hanoi on January 16 to review the UNESCO Vietnam’s activities in 2019 and propose the plans for 2020. 

Choreographer Tran Ly Ly: Bigger dreams are still ahead

  Jan 16, 2020 10:16:39
NDO - Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece “Swan Lake” was recently restaged in Hanoi in October 2019, marking the first time ever over the last 30 years that the full ballet has been performed instead of excerpts by Vietnamese dancers.