Hanoi hosts diverse art and culture activities to herald New Year

A typical rural market from the northwest region will be recreated at the village, where visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere during New Year with locals from the regions. Visitors are invited to enjoy folk songs and dances, play folk games, and taste indigenous dishes from different regions.The ethnic people will introduce and cook many specialities such as thang co (simmered horse meat and offal), thang den (boiled glutinous rice dumplings stuffed with mung beans), men men (cooked corn powder), xoi ngu sac (colourful sticky rice), corn wine, roasted pork and grilled fish.They will sell products from their regions such…... [read more]

Hanoi City People’s Committee has issued a document strengthening sports and cultural activities to mark great festivals in 2012. Accordingly, Hanoi City People's Committee instructed Hanoi City Department Culture, Sports and Tourism to coordinate with relevant agencies to hold cultural and art activities to mark great festivals, such as the 122nd anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday (May 19), organizing traditional culture tours and sports competitions. The Hanoi City People’s Committee also asked districts’ People’s Committees to mobilize people to strengthen cultural life, ensure traffic safety and security, and preserve and promote historical and cultural values in localities. Hanoi City People’s…... [read more]

Fireworks welcome New Year 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) - A myriad of activities will be held across Ho Chi Minh City to ring in the New Year 2016.The city plans to organise special art performances on December 30 to celebrate 20 years of Vietnam’s engagement in ASEAN and the establishment of the ASEAN Community.Similar programmes are schedule to take place in District 1 as well as industrial parks and universities on December 31 and January 1 to welcome the New Year.From December 19 to January 3, the municipal People’s Committee will decorate main streets…... [read more]

(Cinet)- The New Year is close, offering people a four-day holiday – the start of a busy tourism season. Tourist sites, entertainment venues, trade centres, hotels and restaurants nationwide have been decorated, while many cultural exchange programmes have been organised to serve international and domestic visitors. In Hanoi, hundreds of lights sparkle in the gardens of luxury hotels, including Deawoo, Melia, Hilton and Metropole. A rotary market by ethnic minority groups has reappeared at Metropole Hanoi Hotel. Taking place from December 23, 2012, to January 2, 2013, six Red Dao ethnic minority women from Ta Phin and Lao Chai villages…... [read more]

Many cultural festivals have been held in the capital city of Hanoi and provinces nationwide to celebrate the Lunar New Year.   The Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee launched the 2009 Hanoi Spring Festival in the area around Hoan Kiem (restored sword) Lake in downtown Hanoi on January 29, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, attracting the participation of nearly 5,000 people, including artists, actors and artisans from within the city.   The grand festival began with a ceremonial offering of incense at the statue of King Ly Thai To, who founded the imperial city of Thang Long.  …... [read more]

NDO – A string of activities will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Hanoi from January 1-3, 2016 to celebrate New Year 2016. Entitled ‘Salute 2016 – Vietnamese Cuisine and Cultural Features’, the programme will display cultural spaces and specialities of Vietnam’s regions across the country. The traditional tugging rituals and games, which have been recently listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO, will be featured at the event by Mong, Tay and Nung ethnic groups…... [read more]

Arts performances will be held as well at Ly Thai To Park and other places. (Source: internet)Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi is holding a series of special cultural and arts activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year from January 29 to February 13. Activities include the Spring Newspaper Festival 2016, meetings with artists, writers, intellectuals and dignitaries, arts and sports performances, as well as folklore games all over the districts and suburban districts of Hanoi. Besides, on the lunar New Year's Ever, Hanoi will have fireworks at 31 destinations. The display will last for 15 minutes from midnight on February 8…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City residents gather on Nguyen Hue walking street to watch fireworks (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – People streamed down streets in big cities across Vietnam to join in celebratory activities in the evening of December 31 – the New Year’s Eve. The August Revolution Square in front of the Opera House in Hanoi got crowded since the early evening as it was the venue of a major countdown party held by the municipal Department of Culture and Sports. Participants, mostly young people, engulfed in famous patriotic songs as well as modern sound and light performances by renowned singers…... [read more]

(Cinet) – Many cultural activities will be held in Viet Nam during 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam-Germany diplomatic ties, according to the German Embassy in Viet Nam. During this year, the embassy will coordinate with the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to organise concerts, painting exhibitions, fairs and film screenings in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and many other localities nationwide.The embassy said the highlight of the year will be a German cultural festival scheduled for March 28. The festival will feature concerts by German band Raggabund, gastronomy exchanges and seminars. It will…... [read more]

To bring a jubilant New Year atmosphere to locals and tourists, authorities in Phan Thiet City will host a series of arts and cultural activities. On New Year’s Eve, there will be music and dance shows, and contests at Nguyen Tat Thanh Square. The Binh Thuan branch of Ho Chi Minh Museum will host an artistic photo exhibition that allows viewers to take a journey back into the past one year in Binh Thuan Province. The Cham Cultural Exhibition Center will display artifacts including royal costumes of the Cham imperial family, musical instruments and high-valued cultural objects and products as…... [read more]