Live show to raise funds for the poor on Lunar New Year

(Cinet)- Once upon a time, Tet market become a essential habit and custom of Vietnamese people. Until now, Tet market is marked by an abundance of decorations in the street and traditional food in the shops. Everyone is eager going to market to prepare a happpy Tet in a family. For Vietnamese people, Tet (Lunar New Year)  is an occasion not only to enjoy the change of year with family and friends but also the chance to thank the gods, spirits and nature, to visit friends, relatives and teachers, and to remember and honor their forebears. Buying for Tet  was…... [read more]

The cost of international tours is set to increase during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival by up to 30-40 per cent compared to the end of last year, tourism companies nationwide have announced. According to Vietsky Travel, the price of a five-day tour to Thailand has increased from US$290 to around $430. Meanwhile, the price of a four-day trip to Singapore has increased by nearly $100 to $590. Tours prices to Hong Kong had also gone up by $100, it added. High air travel prices are cited as the main reason. "As usual, the prices of tours over…... [read more]

(Cinet)- On January 12, 2012, a painting exhibition of painter Van Duong Thanh with the theme “Lunar New Year Festival 2012 and Bronze Drums” will be held in Hanoi.   The exhibition will showcase 20 new lacquer, oil, and acrylic paintings by Van Duong Thanh about bronze drums and Hanoi. These paintings will depict beautiful scenes during Tet festivals, including busy streets in floral markets, peach blossoms, apricot blossoms, spring rain and lively streams of people during Tet festivals, all drawn by Thanh’s strong brushwork in bright or deep colours. With his abstract art language, painter Thanh often makes his…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Tea drinking is an integral part of Vietnamese culture. Present everywhere from holidays to weddings, tea brings friends and family together in conversation and celebration. When Lunar New Year comes, tea-drinking habit becomes a pasion of Vietnamese people. Viet Nam is one of the largest and oldest tea-producing countries in the world. The Vietnamese have been growing tea for over 2,000 years. As early as in the 11th century, tea was used as a symbol to convey the essence of Buddhism. During the period of the Tran Dynasty from the 13th to early 15th century, tea assumed a philosophical…... [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]

Lunar New Year is the most important holidays in Vietnam. Often dubbed with Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year (following lunar calendar) is celebrated nationally not only in Mainland China, but also in a number of countries and territories such as Vietnam, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and Tibet. The first day of Lunar New Year in 2017 is January 28, and the animal represents this Lunar New Year is the Rooster. In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is called Tet (Tết), and public holidays for Lunar New Year 2017 span from 26 January to 02 February (7 days). During…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City’s 2008 Lunar New Year flower markets will be held at three locations this year, Gia Dinh Park in Go Vap District, September 23 Park and Le Van Tam Park in District 1 from January 30 to February 6, according to the city’s Public Parks and Greenery Company.The flower market at September 23 Park is to be the biggest with some 550 display booths. Gia Dinh Park will have 221 booths and Le Van Tam Park 100.The HCMC People’s Committee is to spend VND4.5 billion (nearly US$277,000) to support Saigontourist Corporation’s decoration and organization of the Nguyen…... [read more]

More than 6,000 items, ornamental plants, bonsais, rock-gardens, dried trees, grafting stones, cacti, ornamental fish and various valuable and rare flowers from throughout the country, are to be displayed at Ho Chi Minh City’s annual flower festival for the 2008 lunar new year (Tet), said the Ho Chi Minh Public Parks and Greenery Company.The festival is to include exhibitions of Vietnamese calligraphy, flowers, ornamental fish, rock-gardens and variety music shows, folk games, performances of southern folk music, dragon dances, calligraphy and tea drinking, human chess playing and nightingale fighting.One highlight is to be a spring trade fair showcasing high-quality Vietnamese products…... [read more]

The meeting was attended by politburo member and CPVCC Secretary and Head of the CPVCC Commission for Organization To Huy Rua, Head of the CPVCC’s Information and Education Commission, Dinh The Huynh, VJA Chairman and Minister of Information and Communication Le Doan Hop.The Deputy Head of the CPVCC Information and Education Commission, Nguyen The Ky congratulated Mr To Huy Rua and Dinh The Huy on assuming new positions as well as some journalists on being elected to the CPVCC’s Standing Committee.In his speech, Mr Rua praised the press’s significant contributions to national construction which has helped ensure social stability and…... [read more]

Vietnam's Government Office on Thursday announced the government is favoring a proposal that would have the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) break start two days before New Year's Day, which falls on February 16, 2018."The holiday would start on [December] 29 and people would go to work from [January] 6," said Mai Tien Dung, Minister, Chief of Office of the Government Office, referring to the dates in the lunar calendar. The holiday would accordingly be from February 14-20."We should not have a short break so public servants can visit their hometown, family, relatives and friends, but the break should not…... [read more]