A constant stream of vehicles have been flowing to Nghia Linh Mountain in Phu Tho Province to commemorate the Hung Kings and the early ancestors of the Vietnamese people.
A traditional boat race was organised early morning on April 24th, which added to the bustling atmosphere of the ongoing Hung Kings Temple Festival in northern Phu Tho province.
The Vietnam Writers’ Association (VWA) joined Poet Nguyen Binh’s family and poetry lovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous poet’s birth (1918 - 2018) in Hanoi on April 24th.
About 400 artists will perform in a ceremony on May 5th in Quy Nhon city to honorarily recognise Choi singing (a genre of folk music practised in Vietnam’s central region) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The traditional Hoa Lu Festival will take place from April 24th to 27th in Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital, in the northern province of Ninh Binh.
Been to a Vietnamese wedding banquet? If so, you must have tried Banh giay, a white, flat round cake made of glutinous rice with or without mung beans inside.
The northern province of Quang Ninh hosted a ceremony on April 21st to mark the 1080th (938-2018) and 730th (1288-2018) anniversaries of the Bach Dang Victories.
Around 120 objects highlighting the cultural diversity and identity of the S’tieng ethnic community are on display at an exhibition that opened at the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum on April 19th.
Tower B3, one of the rare architectures remaining in the complex of temples at My Son sanctuary is in danger of collapse and needs urgent reinforcement and restoration, according to head of the management board of the sanctuary Phan Ho.
Archaeologist Tong Trung Tin’s excitement knew no bounds when he found dragon-shaped tiles in the debris from the excavation of Kinh Thien Palace.
Vietnamese people have been making or buying Banh Troi (floating cakes) and Banh Chay (lean cake) to offer to ancestors and share among family members in celebration of Tet Han Thuc (or says Cold Food Festival). These dishes have long been known for their pure white colour. Yet, colourful dishes of Banh Troi and Banh Chay have become an emerging trend among modern families.
Visitors of Ha Long City can enjoy fresh seafood to appease their hungry stomachs, but they can also enjoy the local speciality of chả mực — fried ground squid cakes. The dish was voted one of the country’s top 10 tastiest dishes by Asian Record.
The relic complex of Bo Luy-Kompong Thmo pagoda, also known as Lo Gach (Brick-kiln) pagoda, in Chau Thanh district of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, has been recognised as a national archaeological site.
A ceremony was held in Na Sang 1 village, Dien Bien district, the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 13th to grant the certificate of “national intangible cultural heritage” to the water splashing festival (Bun huot nam) of the Lao ethnic minority group.
Xang Khan, a traditional festival of the Thai ethnic group, where herbalists pay tribute to gods and ancestors who taught them to cure ailments, will be part of an event to celebrate the Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day on April 19th.
A lot of activities are taking place across southern provinces to celebrate the Khmer ethnic group’s Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival, which falls on April 14th-16th.
The annual Hung Kings Memorial Festival (Hung Temple Festival) hosted by the northern province of Phu Tho is approaching. Organisers have put together an exciting list of events, including contributions from neighbouring provinces.