Overseas Vietnamese in Angola meet on New Year 2018

More than 300 Vietnamese workers gathered for a celebration in Hwaseong City (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese communities in many countries have organized various activities to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year. More than 300 Vietnamese workers in the Republic of Korea gathered for a celebration in Hwaseong City, Kyeonggi province on January 24, which had all the traditional New Year decorations and food such as Cau doi (parallel sentences written on red paper), five-fruit tray and Banh Chung. They were joined by labour management officials of both Vietnam and the RoK. Also on January 24, the Vietnamese Embassy in…... [read more]

The Lunar New Year of the Horse is coming, and overseas Vietnamese in countries around the world are eager to welcome the greatest national traditional festival. Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Dao Thanh Chung praised the contributions of overseas Vietnamese in the country as well as in the world to the development of the country. On the occasion, Ambassador Dao Thanh Chung said that although the political and economic situation in Egypt is undergoing complicated changes which present difficulties and challenges, the Vietnamese Embassy and correspondent agencies of Vietnam News Agency and the Voice of Vietnam have overcome all difficulties to…... [read more]

Dazzling fireworks to welcome 2018 in Sydney, Australia (Photo: AFP) New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to celebrate the New Year. The Sky Tower in Auckland is home to firework displays and art performances on New Year's Eve. After New Zealand, the New Year knocked on the door of Australia as about 1.5 million people gathered in the Sydney Harbor Bridge to enjoy speculator firework displays. The colorful firework displays at Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong (China) brought exciting moments for thousands of people in the New Year. Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's…... [read more]

Visitors enjoy artificial snowfall in Da Nang on Christmas holiday (Photo: VNA)   Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang will hold diverse tourism activities to attract visitors for the New Year 2018 holiday. Along with a Winter Festival in Ba Na Hills tourist site, Da Nang Museum will hold an event to welcome the first visitor of 2018 on January 1. In Ngu Hanh Son tourist site, the management board will present gifts to the first tourist of the year. Meanwhile, other destinations across the city will be decorated to welcome visitors, while launching promotion programmes. According…... [read more]

The People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district has announced that some streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and in neighbouring areas will be pedestrianised until the New Year of 2018. People on a walking street in Hanoi Accordingly, the operational period for the pedestrianised zone at HoanKiem Lake will be from 7pm on December 29, 2017 (Friday) to 0:00am on January 1, 2018 (Monday).This is to accommodate a variety of art music performances being held during the New Year 2018 holiday such as the New Year 2018 Countdown Festivals at August Revolution Square, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, and the flower…... [read more]

Hundreds of domestic and foreign artists will stage stellar performances at a light festival held on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on December 31 to welcome the New Year 2018. Nguyen Hue Pedestrian StreetThe “New Year’s Countdown LiGHTS 2018” festival has three parts: Present, Tradition and Future, the organising board announced at a press conference on December 21.The vibrant festival will enlighten stories of the southern hub - a modern and civilised city that still preserves traditional values through folk arts.Brilliant art performances will be delivered by Thanh Bui, Phuong Vy, Ngo Hong Quang, Kieu Anh, Apl De ap, Jessica Reynoso…... [read more]

Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi and overseas Vietnamese students in China (Photo: vtv.vn) Speaking at the program, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi wished officials and staff of the embassy and representative agencies, and overseas Vietnamese community members health and happiness. He stressed that in 2018, all people must try and make more efforts to meet the requirement of the work, contributing to the construction of the nation and a friendship bridge between Vietnam and China. The Ambassador also wished Vietnamese students in China to try to study to meet President Ho Chi Minh’s expectation. At the event, participants also…... [read more]

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONSHanoi- Phố ConcertDec 23, 7.30 pmDong Kinh Nghia Thuc SquareA Merry Christmas Concert as part of a free music event series for the public. Feel the Christmas spirit in every beat!Hanoi- Rockin’ Around The Christmas TreeDec 24, 8 pmHanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van StreetA jubilant convergence of 3 brilliant Rock bands in Hanoi! Apart from that, we will bring you a chance to light your fuse with drinks, cocktails and an unforgettable Christmas Rock night.Hanoi- Gifts from SantaDec 24, 8 am – 2 pmECOSunday MarketA Western market features a wide variety of products from…... [read more]

Among those attending the event was Nguyen Bac Son, member of the Party Central Committee and deputy head of the Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, who was on a visit to France.Speaking at the function, Vietnamese Ambassador to France, Le Kinh Tai, thanked the Vietnamese community in France for their active contributions to the cause of national construction and defence in the homeland.He said the event aimed to create an opportunity for overseas Vietnamese people to meet, exchange views and gain a better understanding of the latest developments in their homeland.Lai Nhu Bang, a resident in Paris, said that…... [read more]

West Lake Water Park is decorated attractively with fascinating views and offer various art and music programs. Nghiem Thi Hong Hanh, Deputy Director of the Park, said: “The 8.1 hectare Water Park is decorated as an European Christmas space in the heart of Hanoi. Artificial snow is created, music performances are held, so that people can find the enjoyment”. Many foreign tourists prefer to welcome New Year in Ha Long Bay, a World Natural Heritage site in Vietnam. Desmond Moldenhauer from South Africa, said: “We spend our holidays here for 2 weeks. I’m so excited to see how Vietnamese people…... [read more]