(VNF) - The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Vientiane on September 24 joined hand with the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos to launch a fund-raising campaign to support victims of natural disasters in the two countries.
The Vietnamese Cultural Days in Venice were held in mid-September with a string of activities designed to give locals an insight into Vietnam’s culture.
From September 14th to 17th, the Red Cross Association of the southeastern province of Binh Phuoc in collaboration with the Provincial Union of Friendship Organisations provided gifts and free medical check-ups for disadvantaged people in Cambodia province of Mondulkiri and Lao province of Champasak.
A Vietnam Festival with the theme of “Feel Vietnam” took place in Yokohama city of Kanagawa Prefecture on September 16th-17th, marking it as one of the largest Vietnamese festivals in Japan.
The embassies of Vietnam and Laos in Australia held a gathering to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 40th year of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation on September 14th.
A fashion show of brocades created by veteran Vietnamese designer Dang Thi Minh Hanh took place at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14th.
The Mekong Ländertag (Mekong Subregion Festival) was held on September 10th at the Templehof-Schoneberg community college in Germany.
A painting exhibition capturing the land and people of Vietnam is underway at the Beijing National Costume Museum, China, to mark the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution Day (August 19th), National Day (September 2nd) and APEC Year 2017 hosted by the country.
(VNF) - The Tre (Youth) Publishing house on September 7 released an autobiography entitled “Duong Tran-Ngon lua khong bao gio tat” (Life - The everlasting fire) by author Tran To Nga, an Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) living in France.
The Nguyen Du Lao-Vietnamese bilingual language school in Vientiane, Laos, started the new 2016-2017 school year with an official ceremony held on September 8th.
A new school year ceremony has been held at the Vietnamese language class in Kiev, Ukraine, aiming to preserve national cultural values.
VNF - For many years, teaching and learning Vietnamese abroad is not only the concerns of many generations of overseas Vietnamese but also of managers. Despite lots of difficulties, there are still many bright spots in this activity thanks to efforts of teachers and overseas compatriots.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos hosted a banquet in Vientiane on September 4 to celebrate the 72nd National Day of Vietnam (September 2) and the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (September 5).
An exhibition showcasing 64 artworks by 12 Vietnamese and Indonesian artists is opening from September 2nd to 17th at the Breeze Art Space in Jakarta.
On the evening of September 3rd, the ancient ritual Hau dong, a spirit possession ritual of the Mother Goddess religion, recognised as an intangible cultural heritage was introduced for the community in the Netherlands in the Vietnamese Embassy.
Hundreds of Vietnamese guest workers across the Republic of Korea (RoK) gathered on Saturday at a festival for foreign workers in Ansan city, Gyeonggi province, about 40km from Seoul.
Officials of the External Affairs Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane on September 1st to offer congratulations on the 72nd National Day of Vietnam (September 2nd, 1945-2017).