5 New Year resolutions to challenge your inner Vietnamese

The event was organised in co-ordination with the Overseas Labour Centre under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), and the Western Union of RoK. Phan Van Minh, Director of the centre, delivered New Year greetings to all labourers in RoK, applauding the efforts of Vietnamese workers in recent years, and pointing out existing problems. According to the centre, most labourers follow their working contracts and abide by the law of Vietnam and RoK. However, the growing number of Vietnamese workers that refuse to leave has negatively impacted the image of the workers themselves and the labour…... [read more]

In his message delivered on January 20, the Canadian leader expressed his hope that the Vietnamese will promote last year’s achievements as well as turn all wishes into reality in the new year. The Prime Minister also encouraged Canadian people to join in OV’s New Year activities in order to understand more about Vietnamese culture. About 260,000 Overseas Vietnamese are living in Canada. ... [read more]

VOV hosted a Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration for overseas Vietnamese on February 3.Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) Nguyen Thanh Son, VOV Deputy Director Vu Hai, and more than 50 Vietnamese nationals returning to the homeland for Tet joined in the festivities.In his speech, Vu Hai briefed the participants on VOV’s development, noting its reach now extends to 70 countries and territories across the world. VOV Online and VOV World websites have enabled Vietnamese expatriates to read and listen to Internationally oriented news and information from VOV programmes.VOV has a long…... [read more]

Festival and Nimbus Tourist companies offered a six-day tour of the capital city of Hanoi where overseas Vietnamese will visit historic relics of the former Thang Long Citadel such as Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the first university in Vietnam), Tran Quoc pagoda and Ngoc Son Temple. Visitors will be also taken to other tourist sites in the northern region including Ha Long Bay, Huong pagoda and Sa Pa resort. Hai Phong and a six-day tour of Tuan Chau resort in the north-eastern border province of Quang Ninh for visitors.   Da Nang, Da Lat, Nha Trang and Phu…... [read more]

They say that ‘change is as good as a holiday,’ that if we do something different or change our work or environment, it’s as good as having a rest. Well, here’s our chance to leave the weird old 2017 and start afresh, full of hopes, dreams, ambitions and new things to look forward to.On New Year’s Day, I’m sure it’s a madhouse in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and a lot of the other big cities. For others who prefer to stay at home and quietly reflect on the past year (or ignore it completely); they’ll still feel the change,…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Vietnam is the home to 54 ethnic minority groups. Each ethnic minority group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and farming practice. For some ethnic minority groups, New Year lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities will take place. Following are traditional New Year customs of some ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. 1. New Year of Muong ethnic minority  In term of sequence and customs, the New Year of Muong ethnic minority people is quite similar to the New Year of Kinh people. There is a unique tradition of “sac bua” singing…... [read more]

President Nguyen Minh Triet will be present at a special lunar New Year banquet for overseas Vietnamese named “Motherland Spring 2009” at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) in Hanoi from 5:30pm-10:00pm on January 18.The event, held by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Vietnam Television (VTV), will be aired live for overseas Vietnamese on the national VTV. The President will deliver his wishes to overseas Vietnamese on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2009. He will also exchange with overseas Vietnamese in four cities: Hanoi, Vientiane (Laos), Moscow…... [read more]

A colorful festival of parallel sentences, flowers and beverages will be held in Hanoi from January 25 to February 2 to reflect the traditional lunar New Year festival (Tet) of Vietnamese people.Vietnamese Tet will be reflected through Horizontal lacquered board (engraved with Chinese characters), parallel sentences, door painting in fresco, ancestral altar and special food of Tet.The organisers said that a ‘Hanoi Culture Space’ and ‘Bac Can Culture Space’ will the focus in this year’s festival with the restoration of an old house of Hanoi with activities like making banh chung (square glutinous rice cake), and gio (lean pork paste)…... [read more]

A Ho Chi Minh City-based travel company has been allowed to hold fireworks displays to celebrate both the New Year and Lunar New Year at a local theme park.A low-range pyrotechnic exhibition will also take place at the same time at.Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has given a go-ahead to Saigontourist to hold pyrotechnic exhibitions for the two special occasions, Dan Tri (Intellectual) reported on Friday, citing an urgent dispatch from the municipal administration office.On the New Year’s Eve next week, a fireworks display will light up at Dam Sen Park on Hoa Binh Street, District 11.Another…... [read more]

 Your Excellency Mr. El Houcine Fardani, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Excellencies Ambassadors and Chief Representatives of international organizations, Comrades and Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, The world has entered the Year 2016. While in Viet Nam, we are about to bid farewell to the year of the Goat and welcome the year of the Monkey. The New Year get-together, in Vietnamese customs, is an occasion to look back on the past year and extend to each other best wishes for the new year. On behalf of the Vietnamese government and people, I would like…... [read more]