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Lunar New Year festival to be held in Sydney

  Dragon boat races at Darling Habour is part of activities celebrating Australia’s largest ever Lunar New Year festival. – Photo SYDNEY – Australia’s largest ever Lunar New Year festival will begin in Sydney next week. Running from January 25 to February 11, the event will feature music performances and fairs at popular tourism attractions. Speaking at a ceremony ... Read More »

Australia Day celebrates strong sense of community

    ALL TOGETHER NOW: Australia Day BBQ held by Australian Consulate General in HCM City in 2019. Photo courtesy of the embassy     On the occasion of Australia Day, Australian Ambassador to Việt Nam Robyn Mudie presents the following article. Việt Nam has a special place in my heart. I first came to Việt Nam as a young diplomat in 1993 ... Read More »

New TV shows on women and family values air during Tết

   A scene in Về Nhà Ăn Tết Đi Con (Coming Home for Tết), a TV show on women, love and family values by director Quyền Lộc, is being broadcast on HCM City Television to celebrate the Lunar New Year or Tết, which begins on January 24. (Photo courtesy of the producer) HCM CITY– Women, love and family values are ... Read More »

Exhibition presents artworks inspired by rats

      Painter Lê Thiết Cương introduces his artworks on white gems. VNS Photo Gia Long HÀ NỘI – An exhibition featuring artworks inspired by rats has opened in Hà Nội to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rat, gathering artists from the G39 group. For nearly 10 years, to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the G39 artists ... Read More »

Singer releases music video dedicated to northern folk singing

HÀ NỘI — Singer Mai Thương has debuted a new music video dedicated to quan họ (love duets), a popular form of traditional singing in the northern region. With the title Nợ Duyên Yếm Đào (Predestined Love), the video comprises three songs telling love stories between quan họ singers and the spring festival of the northern province of Bắc Ninh – the cradle of quan ... Read More »

Wolf puppies play fetch too, scientists find

  A new study in the journal iScience shows that some wolf puppies also know how to play fetch, upending the long held hypothesis that the ability to interpret subtle human social cues is unique to dogs and arose as a result of selective breeding. — AFP/VNA Photo WASHINGTON — It’s a game familiar to most people: you throw an ... Read More »

Seven Weinstein jurors picked as model Gigi Hadid is excused

  Model Gigi Hadid arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court, where she was excused from serving as a juror in the trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. — AFP/VNA Photo NEW YORK — Seven jurors were picked for fallen film producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial on Thursday as model Gigi Hadid was excused from serving owing to ... Read More »

Spring in the air and the streets

HÀ NỘI — The spring atmosphere is overwhelming Hà Nội’s streets, from downtown to the outskirts. In the heart of the Old Quarter in downtown Hà Nội, one can find a traditional flower market which will stay open till the last day of the lunar year (January 24). Hàng Lược Flower Market is located on Hàng Lược, Hàng Khoai, Hàng Rươi, Hàng ... Read More »