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Prowess of a tiger, voice of a nightingale: Legendary tenor passes away

  HÀ NỘI — “If I were a bird, I would be a white dove (the symbol of peace), as I am a man, I would die for my homeland,” go the lyrics of Tự Nguyện, and they probably say it all about the life and career of the late Nguyễn Trung Kiên. The patriotic song, written by Trương Quốc Khánh, was one of ... Read More »

Lecture on Kitchen God and Tết traditions

  The Kitchen God ritual features the release a live carp into a lake or river. VNA/VNA Photo HÀ NỘI – The Friends of Vietnam Heritage will host a lecture on Ông Táo or The Kitchen God – one of Tết’s most important rituals which signals the start of Tết preparations. The event will take place on February 4, from 6pm to 9.30pm ... Read More »

Tết Market at InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

  People enjoy a traditional dance at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake’s Tết Market last year. This year, a similar event will take place on January 31. Photo from Facebook page of IHW HÀ NỘI – With Tet (Lunar New Year) festival just around the corner, the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake will hold a Tết Market on January 31. An array of traditional food prepared ... Read More »

Traditional market suspended due to the pandemic

  Farm tools are sold in Viềng Market Festival. This year’s market will be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo NAM ĐỊNH — One of the most anticipated spring festivals in Việt Nam, Viềng Market Festival in Vụ Bản District the northern province of Nam Định, will be suspended this year by local authorities. The suspension is part of ... Read More »

HCM City, Mekong Delta boost regional tourism cooperation

  Visitors at Tràm Chim National Park in Đồng Tháp Province. VNA/VNS Photo Chương Đài HCM CITY — HCM City and 13 cities and provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta will step up efforts to foster tourism cooperation in the next five years, local authorities have said. The tourism cooperation programme between HCM City and the Mekong Delta signed last year outlined ... Read More »

Web dramas to entertain audiences during Tet holiday

  Actor cum producer of Hiệp Sĩ Làng (Knight of the Village) Chu Mạnh Cường is a chèo (traditional operetta) artist. Photo courtesy of the artist HÀ NỘI – People’s Artist Trung Hiếu, director of the Hà Nội Drama Theatre, has often been asked why’s no longer seen in any television series or drama. Managing the theatre keeps him so ... Read More »

A cheesy treat for all ages

Linh Chi Nguyễn, Bảo Hoa & Paul Kennedy HÀ NỘI Vietnamese food is famous the world over. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what those in the know said. American novelist, editor, and travel writer Hanya Yanagihara once said: “I love how Vietnamese cuisine always tastes like flowers, and how they had the ingenious idea of pairing that floral flavour with seafood: such ... Read More »

HCM City offers cultural activities for Tết

  Traditional artists will perform at the Nhạc Hội Đờn Ca Tài Tử Nam Bộ (South Folk Music Festival) in front of the city’s Opera House on Đồng Khởi Street, District 1, on January 30. The event is among many cultural activities organised by the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its partners to celebrate Tết. (Photo courtesy of the organiser) HCM CITY — A series of cultural activities celebrating Tết (Lunar New Year), which ... Read More »

Annual check-ups important for women

  Dr Olga Sambolska* Perhaps the most well-known reason for a GYN visit is to undergo a Pap smear. The Pap smear is a screening test used to help detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cervical cells. The value of the annual gynaecology exam extends beyond just the Pap smear. In the past, people only used to visit the doctor if they were ... Read More »

Hòa Bình culture on show in downtown Hà Nội

Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Chu Ngọc Anh (right) and his delegation visit a stall of Hòa Bình delicacies at the opening ceremony on Friday. — Photo HÀ NỘI — Various cultural features of ethnic minority groups in the northern province of Hòa Bình were showcased in Hà Nội’s pedestrian area around Hoàn Kiếm Lake over the weekend. ... Read More »