Can Tho flares up with lantern festival

Can Tho, August 14 (VNA) - The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho will hold a night festival with flower garlands and coloured lanterns in Ninh Kieu district from August 19 to 21.  The highlight of the festival will be a contest called “Hoa đang Ninh Kieu hoi tu và toa sang” (Ninh Kieu lanterns shine brightly together) which will be held at the Di Bo (Pedestrian) Bridge in Ninh Kieu Harbour.  Participants can submit their floral lanterns by the morning of August 19, and they will be exhibited on the nearby Khai Luong Canal until August 25.  “The event will demonstrate Ninh Kieu’s hospitality and attractiveness for both domestic and foreign tourists, especially international officials attending APEC 2017,” said Nguyen Thi Hoang Oanh, head of the district’s Culture and Information Bureau.  The event is a collaboration between the district People’s Committee and the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.  The festival will also feature other activities including displays of fresh vegetables and Ninh Kieu’s traditional dishes; an exhibition called “Ninh Kieu – Can Tho, old and new” featuring calligraphy, paintings, photographs and portraits; don ca tai tu (Southern folk music) performed on a river; a Vietnamese boat race; and other traditional games. VNA/VNP ... [read more]

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will hold a floral lantern night festival in Ninh Kiều District from August 19 to 21. Ninh Kieu Harbour in Can Tho City’s Ninh Kieu District at night. The city will organise a floral lantern night festival from August 19-21 in Ninh Kieu District.  The highlight of the festival will be a contest called "Ninh Kieu floral lanterns shine brightly together" which will be held at the Pedestrian Bridge in Ninh Kieu Harbour. Participants can submit their floral lanterns by the morning of August 19, and they will be exhibited on the nearby Khai Luong Canal until August 25. “The event will demonstrate Ninh Kieu's hospitality and attractiveness for both domestic and foreign tourists, especially international officials attending APEC 2017,” said Nguyen Thi Hoang Oanh, head of the district’s Culture and Information Bureau. The event is a collaboration between the district’s People’s Committee and the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The festival will also feature other activities including: displays of fresh vegetables and Ninh Kieu’s traditional dishes; an exhibition called “Ninh Kieu – Can Tho, old and new” featuring calligraphy, paintings, photographs and portraits; Southern folk music performed on a river; a Vietnamese boat race; and other traditional games.  VNS... [read more]

On opening day of camp, the youth participated in a wide variety of interesting activities including the offering of incense to a statue of late President Ho Chi Minh and a challenging chess competition with students from Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for Blind Children. They also learned about Don ca tai tu (southern folk music) with Prof. Dr Tran Van Khe, held an exchange with 171 naval soldiers and joined in traditional games in Vung Tau city. The youth camp, organised by the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs in co-ordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, lasts through July 25.... [read more]

A photo exhibition on 11 Vietnamese intangible cultural heritages opened at Nguyen Van Binh Book Street on January 13. Photographer Nguyen A, the author of pictures also released his latest book on Vietnamese intangible cultural heritages which were recognized by UNESCO on the same day. 11 Vietnamese intangible cultural heritages includes Hue's royal court music, the Space of gong culture in the Central Highlands, Quan ho - Bac Ninh love duets, Ca Tru - Ceremonial singing, Giong Festival at Phu Dong and Soc temples, Xoan Singing, Hung Kings Worship Religion, “Don ca tai tu” southern folk music, 'Keo Co' (Tug of War) folk game, Vi-Dam folk singing. The event runs until January 15.... [read more]

Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair to open in town Hung Le Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair 2017 will take place from January 20 to 26 (the 23rd to 29th of the 12th lunar month) at the Crescent Mall in Phu My Hung Urban Area in HCMC’s District 7, Phu My Hung Development Corp told a press conference on Wednesday. Following the success in organizing similar events in previous years, the upcoming event, themed “Xuan no am” (Prosperous Spring) is expected to bring tourists a cultural space reminiscent of the Vietnamese countryside. This year’s theme is aimed at arousing inner feelings and aspiration of local people. After a hard-working year, everyone cherishes their hopes to return home to welcome Tet, spend time with their family, and enjoy the Tet atmosphere as well as wish for a new year awash with prosperity and happiness. The spring flower fair will depict the particular scenes of the local countryside. Taking advantage of its unique geographical position, the fair will comprise of four main areas. The highlight of the festival is the Duong Xuan (Spring Street) with three sections, including Ngay moi (Fresh day), “Boi thu” (Harvest), and “No am” (Prosperity). At the end of the Spring Street, visitors can witness some familiar images to ring in the New Year like swallows, a traditional house with cay neu (Tet bamboo pole), flags, and parallel sentences for Tet. In aition, Vuon Xuan (Spring Garden) will feature different species of flowers and countryside vegetables and…... [read more]

Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is preparing for the sixth southern traditional cake festival which is scheduled to take place from April 6-9, 2017. The municipal People’s Committee along with the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Investment-Trade-Tourism Promotion Centre, and the International Exhibition Fair Centre held a working session in the city on November 29 to discuss preparations for the event. The festival will house 150 pavilions featuring over 200 types of traditional cakes and specialities of different regions in the country. In particular, 50 stalls will introduce traditional cakes of ASEAN member countries. More than 160,000 visitors are expected to participate in the event. Highlights of the festival will include cake-making performances and contests, folk games, southern folk music and dances. Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam said the festival aims to promote the traditional values of southern gastronomy.-VNA... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Bung Binh Thien lake, Tra Su cajeput forest and Ta Pa fieldare among the most interesting destinations in the southwestern region of Vietnam in the flooding season. Vam Nao is an island in Cho Moi district (An Giang province). In the flooding season, visitors can witness the unique phenomenon of water flow changing from the Tien River to the Hau River. At Vam Nao in the flooding season (August through November), tourists can row along canals to see locals catching fish or taste fresh water caltrop. Tra Su cajeput forest is beautiful during October and November. It is best to visit this site in the early morning. Bung Binh Thien Lake, also in An Giang, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in southern Vietnam. It is very near the Vietnam and Cambodia border and is connected to the Binh Di River. The formation of this lake is related to a legend about a general. From September through November, water from the upstream flows to the lake, creating a huge mirror. Ta Pa is another destination in An Giang province. In the flood season, the field of Ta Pa becomes a large carpet. Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province covers about 7,000 hectares. It was recognized as a Ramsar site in 2012. Visitors should row a boat to see lotuses and dien dien flowers, and enjoy delicious dishes from linh fish. Wandering in orchards is also a pleasant experience. There are many…... [read more]

Famous folk music scholar Tran Van Khe dies aged 94 Nguyen Vinh By Nguyen Vinh - The Saigon Times Daily Professor Tran Van Khe, one of the greatest masters of Vietnamese folk music, died at the age of 94 at a hospital in HCMC on June 24 after nearly a month of suffering from multiple organ failures and severe pneumonia. Professor Khe had spent his lifetime doing one mission: “Devoted to serving the traditional music of Vietnam to the last breath.” He was born on July 24, 1921 to a family with four generations of composing folk music in My Tho City in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. The talented professor got acquainted with folk music early in his life as his uncle, artist Nam Khuong, played music day by day by his mother. “The baby still in the womb was impregnated with the country’s folk music,” Khe wrote in his memoir. Raised in a family full of musicians and artists, Khe familiarized himself to the world of traditional music in his childhood. At the age of eight, he learned to play dan co, the Vietnamese two-string fiddle, through his uncle Nam Khuong. Four years later, his aunt Tran Ngoc Vien guided him to play dan tranh, or the 16-string zither. When he turned 14, he played the drum. In 1930, his mother died in revolutionary action. A year later, his father passed away. His aunt Vien then took the responsibility to take care of him and his…... [read more]

Professor Khe to be cremated Nguyen Vinh By Nguyen Vinh - The Saigon Times Daily Professor Tran Van Khe, one of the greatest folk music masters of Vietnam who died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, will be cremated and his bone-ash will be placed at his residence for family and friends to pay tribute. His funeral will be held at his apartment at 32 Huynh Dinh Hai Street, Binh Thanh District, HCMC, where he had lived since his return to Vietnam in 2006 after 55 years of studying and promoting the values of Vietnam’s folk music in France. Visitors can pay homage to him from 12 a.m. today. The memorial service is scheduled for 6 a.m. on June 29. The funeral is based on Buddhist rites and his son Professor Tran Quang Hai is in charge of it, according to Professor Khe’s will. The will says his own money will be used to cover all expenses for the funeral and that all donations, if any, at his funeral will be used to create a scholarship fund or to aid those doing research on traditional Vietnamese music. A music troupe including his friends and students performs don ca tai tu (southern folk music) at his funeral along with a folk music concert. He also said in his will that he wanted his apartment to become a place for anyone who wants to learn about his research on folk music.... [read more]

Discovering traditional cuisine and culture in Binh Quoi By Dat Tien in HCMC People who have access to all the luxuries of modern life often seek simpler, traditional pleasures. Binh Quoi Tourist Village, a relaxing venue away from the hustle and bustle of HCMC, offers an opportunity to explore the cultural and culinary heritage of Vietnam with a program titled "Hat Lua Que Toi" (my country's rice grain) at Binh Quoi 1 Tourist Area from 5 p.m. on December 12 to 14. The program marks the 10th anniversary of the success of the "Am thuc khan hoang Nam Bo" or "Discovering southern rural cuisine" buffet program. The culture-culinary program will feature specific features of the cultural in labor, festivals and other activities on the streets of community markets, with peddled goods and the cries of wares by the southern farmers. The hardship of the farmers working on the rice fields will again be highlighted. Visitors heading to the "Hat lua que toi" can join folk games and country games of the forefathers. Moreover, guests will have a chance to learn about traditional crafts which feature the meticulous process of hand-made products, such as knitting bamboo basket, weaving sleeping mats, making wine, soya, and other traditional confectionaries such as barley-sugar, coconut candy and rice cake. The event will also feature relaxing performances of southern folk music, including cai luong (reform), ho tren song (sing on the rivers)…providing the audience relived memories of childhood in the countryside. The "Hat lua que toi"…... [read more]




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