​K-12 students in Saigon to take longer Tet holiday than Hanoi peers

The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi People’s Committee granted Official Letter No. 6371/UBND-DT on December 14, focusing on meeting people’s demands for travel as well as ensuring traffic safety and order during Tet Holiday of 2018. Under the Official Letter, the Municipal People’s Committee assigned the Department of Transport to take prime responsibility and cooperate with the Hanoi Transport Corporation and enterprises with transport services to improve the quality of services, ensure safety of vehicles, increase number of vehicles to meet people’s travel demands, keep order and environmental sanitation at bus stations; innovate ticketing mode, apply the ticketing via internet and…... [read more]

Stages in HCM City are urgently arranging new dramas of different styles for the 2008 Tet holiday. At Phu Nhuan stage, director Thai Hoa’s Ghost Wife will be on stage from now to the year’s end while the new work by Duc Thinh, In the Name of Justice, promises to be a good one. It will be performed through Tet. Director Huu Thinh said that this Tet, Phu Nhuan stage would still introduce some comedies, besides a thrilling drama titled Blood Heart by Thai Hoa. Blood Heart will not be the only thrilling drama this Tet because Saigon Drama Stage…... [read more]

The construction of the 200m experimental section of “Red riverside pottery road” will be kicked off in January 2008 and is expected to be completed by the 2008 Tet holiday. This pilot section is on Yen Phu-Thanh Nien T-junction dyke, opposite the Sofitel Plaza Hotel. It was designed by an art jury headed by painter Tran Khanh Chuong. Images shown on the experimental section will be ancient patterns typical of the Ly, Tran, Le Dynasties and modernised to be friendly and harmonious. According to painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, the initiator of “Pottery road”, preparations are nearly completed. Moreover, the Hanoi…... [read more]

Meanwhile, some 14 local City retailers have signed on to a cooperative program ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday aimed at keeping prices of essential commodities stable.At a meeting with the City’s Department of Industry and Trade the retailers affirmed that collectively they will target both keeping prices stable and ensuring adequate supplies to satisfy overall demand.The City’s Department of Industry and Trade had asked each retailer to agree to providing monthly supplies of at least 2,000 tons of pork, 200 tons of beef and 900 tons of processed foods such as rice. A representative of Vissan, said it…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Food plays a major role in the Lunar New Year celebration. Some traditional dishes served on this event are square sticky-rice cake, boiled chicken, sausage, and different kinds of Tet jams, ect. Banh Chung ( Square sticky-rice cake): Square sticky-rice cake is unique to Vietnam's Tet holiday. Banh Chung is a food made from glutinous rice, mung bean and pork, added with many other ingredients. Banh Chung is covered by green leaves (usually banana leaves) and symbolizes the Earth, invented by the prince Lang Lieu from Hung King dynasty. Besides traditional reason, Banh Chung is chosen as the main…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: danviet.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Inpoor, remote, mountainous areas, teachers are going up hills and down dales,knocking on students’ doors to try and get them return to school.They say that this has become aregular post-Tet (Lunar New Year) task.Nguyen Thi Hue, a teacher at theNung Moi Village School in Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang province, said that whenthe school re-opened after Lunar New Year holiday, only seven of 13 studentsattended class.“The weather is very cold andrainy here, so parents hesitate to let their children go to school, althoughteachers have contacted everyone and reminded them, often going to their…... [read more]

Seven pairs of trains numbered from TN3/4 to TN11/12, SE9/10, and TN19/20 will be added to meet growing travel demand during the lunar new year (Tet holiday) 2011, reported the Vietnam Railway Corporation. With this there will be 12 pairs of trains between the South and North of Vietnam, together with five pairs of trains numbered SE1/2, SE3/4, SE5/6, SE7/8 and TN1/2. Before the Tet holiday, the Vinh – Saigon route will have one additional pair train numbered SE15/16 while another pair numbered SE11/12 will be added on the Hanoi – Nha Trang route. After the Tet holiday, the Dong…... [read more]

More Vietnamese people are opting for long vacations to European countries and the US this Tet Lunar New Year as they take advantage of the nine-day holiday and head abroad, travel companies report. They get four day's off over the Western New Year and most are staying home, planning for a longer vacation over Tet. The nine-day Tet holiday begins on February 15 and ends on February 23, with Tet festivals running from February 19-21. Several travel agents report their customers are opting for longer tours to far destinations including Europe, the US or Japan this Tet instead of Singapore,…... [read more]

Rising living standards in major cities have created a boom market for casual workers over the Tet holiday, filling a range of jobs from domestic helper, house sitter, cleaner or cook, to pet minder, salt seller, first New Year caller or "lover". A man acts as the first New Year’s caller Many manual workers stay in the city until the last days of the lunar year to earn extra money for their families, earning good money for often minor work. In the lead up to the Tet holiday, many families in the capital city of Hanoi have opted to use…... [read more]

Nhan Dan – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on January 15 sent a message to relevant ministries, agencies and local authorities, urging for measures to ensure a warm and merry Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday for all people. The PM ordered the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Public Health, along with local People's Committees to take effective measures to ensure sufficient supply of goods for Tet, avoid unreasonable price escalation, and strengthen anti-smuggling and the fight against counterfeit goods, as well as intensify inspection over food safety and hygiene. The Ministry of Public Security was…... [read more]