Young Vietnamese wins two int’l piano awards

Last year, Mi won the Gold Prize at the Music Festival and Competition Cheonan in the Republic of Korea and the first prize at the F. Chopin International Piano Competition in Singapore. She is voted as one of the 20 top young representatives of Vietnam.

Soc Trang to host 2nd Vietnam rice festival in November

Various activities will take place including trade and investment promotion, an agricultural products fair and an exhibition during the festival.

Sóc Trăng to host 2nd Việt Nam rice festival in November

Various activities will take place including trade and investment promotion, an agricultural products fair and an exhibition during the festival.

Biennial drama festival kicks off

To encourage talented youths, only artists under the age of 40 are allowed to take part in the festival this year. "The regulation is set to give young artists an opportunity to perform on the stage, as well as to ensure that youths have enough opportunities to take main roles," said Vuong Duy Bien, director of the Art Performances Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Hue Festival to be held next April

The festival, themed “Cultural heritage with integration and development- rendezvous of historical cities”, will be a spotlight of the National Tourism Year 2012, which will also be hosted by the province.

VN to host first Int’l Choir Festival

The event is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the central province of Quảng Nam and the German-based Association Interkultur.

State President launches tree planting festival

Addressing the launching ceremony, State President Triết called upon relevant ministries, agencies and sectors to raise people’s awareness of climate change, environment pollution, and strictly punish those violating regulations on environment protection. The Head of State also called upon the entire Party, people and army to positively take part in planting trees and forest in an effort to protect the environment.

Local products dominate holiday shopping season

The stable costs of essential goods during the year’s largest festival were attributed to the Government’s business support policies. According to the Finance Ministry, subsidised loans were made available for businesses in 42 provinces and cities that implemented the price stabilisation programme with a total investment of over VND2.5 trillion (US$218 million).

Hương Pagoda festival opens

The festival, the longest in Việt Nam, will last to the end of March this year. The Perfume Pagoda is in fact a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Hương Tích mountains.

Housekeeping services in demand during Tet

The Lunar New Year is the biggest festival in Vietnam and many people go away on vacation, especially to take advantage of the long holiday, but a myriad things still need to be done at home.

Festival to see selection of national flower

The fair will also feature a photo exhibition by HCM City-based photographer Tran Bich dedicated to the lotus, a leading candidate for designation as the national flower.

Spring festival set to brighten capital

The festival, which will be held on Tran Nhan Tong Street and nearby areas in Thong Nhat Park, will feature not only bonsai trees, but flowers from the villages of Nhat Tan, Tay Tuu and Me Linh along with artificial flowers made of paper, bronze and other metals and wood by artisans living in the city.

Plan to preserve UNESCO heritage launched in Hanoi

At the ceremony, UNESCO Chief Representative in Hanoi Katherine Muller-Marin stressed that the Giong festival has been deeply impressed in the life of residents in the Red river delta as a part of their characteristics, passing from generations to generations. The recognition of the festival as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity is expected to accelerate humans’ creativeness and dialogues between cultures.

Ha Noi snake village lures visitors for spring festival

It plans to host the first Australian tourists groups this June, following a co-operation between Ha Noi-based Focus Travel Company and the Australia Pacific Touring agency.

An elegant symbol of Vietnamese culture

Bich Hue Boivineau, wife of the French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, shared her feelings on Vietnam’s traditional long dress, on the eve of the first ever “non-border Ao dai festival” scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 21.

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