Various activities to welcome New Year at Temple of Literature

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]

An exhibition on Ha Noi 2017 will open at Ho Guom Culture Information Centre at No.2 Le Thai To street, Hoan Kiem district, as part of a series of cultural activities to welcome New Year 2018 at Hoan Kiem lake pedestrian area. Accordingly, 160 sketches on Ha Noi by Urban Sketchers Hanoi (USK Ha Noi) will be displayed. At the same time, USK Ha Noi will make public special products, contributing to popularizing Ha Noi urban culture such as art books, silk crafts and T-shirts printed with outstanding works by USK Ha Noi members. USK Ha Noi is a group…... [read more]

Traditional music performance to welcome New Year Ca tru performance at Hanoi's Thien Ngan Temple. A traditional music performance will be held at the V-Art Club in Ha Noi on January 1 to welcome the New Year. Apart from showcasing traditional genres such as ca tru (ceremonial singing) and xam (ballads once sung by blind buskers), the event will also feature pop songs based on folk music that will be accompanied by traditional instruments. Famous singers including Pham Thi Hue, Mai Tuyet Hoa, Khoi Minh and Giang Son will participate in the concert. Thirty per cent of the money from…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City Youth’s Cultural House has mapped out numerous cultural activities to welcome in the New Year from December 24 to 31, according to the head of the Event Planning Service Department of the Youth’s Cultural House, Nguyen Hong Phuc. The weeklong festival, which is called “Welcome New Year 2011”, will bring free and interesting programs for the youth. These will include fashion and music performances, singing contest, exciting games and other activities. On December 24, it will be the “Christmas Gala 2010” and the “Dance of Hair-Spring fashion” will be on December 31. These will be the…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Japanese culture festival to welcome New Year 2015 – “Ake ome! 2015” will take place in Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre from December 27-28, 2014. Ake ome! 2015 festival will have commerce – cuisine booths to introduce traditional craft products and delicious foods of Viet Nam and Japan, especially traditional ornaments of Japanese on the occasion of New Year including Kadomatsu made of pine and bamboo, representing longevity and health; or Koinobori - carp shaped lantern, a symbol of bravery, steadfastness and ambition. In the festival, visitors can also participate in some cultural activities to welcome New Year in Japan…... [read more]

Diverse activities under the theme “Salute 2017 - Delicious food at the beginning of the year” are taking place at the Viet Nam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism from December 1st, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017.   The month-long event aims to introduce specialties of localities such as Ha Noi, northern provinces of Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Lang Son, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, the central province of Ninh Thuan, and several Japan, RoK and Singapore-style foods.   Visitors will experience the gastronomy cultures and enjoy special foods of Muong, Kho Mu, Ede,…... [read more]

Hồ Chí Minh City’s residents welcome New Year 2011 – Photo: VNA In the capital city of Hà Nội, many streets such as Điện Biên Phủ, Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Tràng Thi were more spectacular than usual thanks to the presence of various kind of decorative lights. At the August Revolution Square, people welcomed the New Year with a countdown party, light shows and performances played by foreign artists. People also gathered around the Restored Sword Lake to wait for the moment when the New Year comes. In Hồ Chí Minh City,illuminating streets and roads included Nguyễn Huệ, Lê Lợi,…... [read more]

A large number of people flock to streets early to welcome the New Year 2017 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac They saunter in streets in around streets near the Sword Lake - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac Over the past years, Hanoians prefer to welcome New Year outdoor - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac Foreign visitors go for a walk to welcome the New Year - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac    Count-down parties and art performances on New Year’s Eve are organized in various public places, including the August Revolution Square, My Dinh National Stadium, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square, Reunification Park, and…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Decision No.16/QĐ-BVHTTDL on January 03 of the MOCST relates to promulgate Plan to organize some activities to welcome New Year in the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups. According to Plan, the Festival will take place from February 15 – 17, 2014 (January 16-18 Luna calendar ). Location: the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups, Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi.In a form of the festival, the MOCST assigned the Management Board of the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups in coordination with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces: Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Quang Ninh, Phu Tho,…... [read more]

* A large number of people rushed to the streets to welcome the New Year. Hanoi Opera Square and six main streets leading to it were flooded with music and colourful lights.* New Year’s Eve 2011 in Pleiku City in the central highland province of Gia Lai was celebrated in an impressive setting. The Great Unity Square in the centre of Pleiku City filled with people looking forwards to the New Year’s Eve. Streets were decorated with many colourful lights. A special art performance was held at Hoang Anh –Gia Lai Hotel.Giang Le Toan, Head of the Hotel’s Trade Department,…... [read more]