Xoi Gac (baby jackfruit flavored sticky rice) features intense red color of gac fruit. Because the red color is the symbol for fortune and happiness in Vietnamese culture, gac sticky rice is an indispensable dish at special occasions.
Ms. Pratibha Mehta, the United Nations’ Resident Coordinator and Development Programme Resident Representative in Vietnam, was presented a friendship order from the Vietnamese State in Hanoi on October 25th for her contributions to the ties between Vietnam and the UN.
Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda is part of a bustling scene with big gates, evoking the Gates to Heaven.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20th announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.
Heavy rains in the region in recent days have caused flooding, inundating tens of thousands of homes and a large area of crops, especially in Quang Binh. The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) called on the community to urgently assist flood victims in central Vietnam.
Vietnam’s representative agencies in the Republic of Korea (RoK), China and Malaysia have been working to provide protection services for Vietnamese nationals in the countries as reported by Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Hai Binh on October 13th.
Vietnam has asked China for early cooperation in regular information sharing mechanisms regarding the nuclear projects.
Mustapha Boutadjine, an Algerian-French visual artist, has presented the Vietnamese Embassy in France with a portrait of late President Ho Chi Minh made of small pieces of paper on October 11th.
The standing conference of executive committee of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Association (VJFA) was held at the headquarter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) on October 11th.
The Keo Pagoda Autumn festival began in Duy Nhat Commune, Vu Thu District in the northern province of Thai Binh on October 10th or the tenth day of ninth month in lunar calendar.
A cultural exchange show promoting the beauty of Vietnam’s land and people took place at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan on the evening of October 8th, drawing great public attention.
The second daisy festival will open at Ba Vang pagoda in Uong Bi city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on October 9th (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month of 2016).
Vietnamese youth delegates participating in the 43rd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) have promoted their home country via an impressive series of photos of the “non la” (conical leaf hat).
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has requested that serious and complex corruption cases must be investigated, prosecuted and brought to trial as soon as possible in a meeting of the standing board of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption as head of the Committee in Hanoi on October 1st.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in Vietnam, together with the Vietnam – Germany Friendship Association held on September 30th a workshop titiled “Brexit impacts on Vietnam and Germany economies”.
Indonesia on October 2nd at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport repatriated 51 Vietnamese fishermen who were detained within four months in Natuna island for illegal fishing in Indonesia’s seas.
World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem on Friday (September 30th), with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.