Tourists flock to central region

The number of tourists to the central region on the occasion of Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day has increased remarkably against the previous years. In the coastal areas of Da Nang city, Cua Dai in Hoi An ancient town, Lang Co beach in Thua Thien Hue province, some hotels have been fully booked. Especially, nearly 6,000 visitors have registered for visiting Cu Lao Cham island, up four times compared to normal days. To meet the visitors' demand for accommodation and travel, … [Read more...]

Sports and Art Performance Festival 2011 of Banking Sector in Dong Nai

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Towards the Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day on April 30 and the 60th foundation anniversary of the State Bank of Vietnam (06/5/1951 - 05/6/2011), the banking sector of Dong Nai opened the Sports and Art Performance Festival 2011 on April 16 morning. 41 delegations from the province-based bank branches take part in this festival … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students in Cuba celebrate Uncle Ho’s birthday

Vietnamese students have held a wide range of activities in Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces in Cuba to mark the 35th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day and the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP) in coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba and Las Villas University held a gala in Santa Clara City in May 13 with the participation of Vietnamese and Cuban students. During the three-hour gala, Vietnamese students … [Read more...]

“Don’t burn” screened in Paris

"Don't burn!" - a film of director Dang Nhat Minh, was shown on May 1 at the Vietnam Culture Centre in Paris for a full room of nearly 100 viewers, who are both Vietnamese and French people. After the film, the audience had an opportunity to join in discussions with director Dang Nhat Minh. They expressed respect towards Dang Thuy Tram, the central character and also the army doctor who had dedicated her life to the country during the Vietnam war. The film made its first debut in France late … [Read more...]

Grand meeting marks Southern Liberation Day

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The great victory in April 30, 1975 was considered one of the country's greatest and most brilliant historical events, completing the people's national democratic revolution and opening a new era of development for Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City held a grand meeting on April 30 to mark the 35th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Re-unification (April 30), and the 124th anniversary of May Day (May 1) and to receive the Gold Star Order from the State President. Present at the meeting … [Read more...]

Quang Ngai to hold requiem for Hoang Sa fleet

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A troop banquet ceremony honoring and commemorating the Hoang Sa fleet which patrols the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in the Nguyen Dynasty was held on Ly Son island in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 28. A procession taking tablets of soldiers to the An Vinh communal house is organizes in the ceremony honoring and commemorating the Hoang Sa fleet. The event is an age-old cultural belief of the people on the island aiming to pay tribute to the ancient … [Read more...]

320 journalists to report Vietnam’s Southern Liberation Day

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Around 60 foreign correspondents from 15 countries and 260 domestic reporters will attend a ceremony to mark 35th anniversary of Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Tran Quang Dung, Head of Ho Chi Minh Municipal Department of External Affairs said that 28 international guests from 13 countries and 2 delegations from Laos and Cambodia have registered to participate in the opening ceremony. Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the City Party Committee said that this year's celebration will be … [Read more...]

Quang Tri holds requiem for fallen soldiers

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More than10,000 tombs in the Truong Son national cemetery for fallen soldiers was lit by candles as part of the requiem on April 24. The event was held by the Quang Tri provincial Women's Union to mark the 35 th anniversary of Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Local leaders, together with 500 women, representing the Union attended the incense offering ceremony and a cultural programme in honouring the fallen soldiers. After that, monks from the provincial Buddhist Sangha organised … [Read more...]

320 journalists to celebrate Vietnam’s Southern Liberation Day

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Around 60 foreign correspondents from 15 countries and 260 domestic reporters will attend a ceremony to mark 35th anniversary of Vietnam's Southern Liberation Day (April 30). Tran Quang Dung, Head of Ho Chi Minh Municipal Department of External Affairs said that 28 international guests from 13 countries and 2 delegations from Laos and Cambodia have registered to participate in the opening ceremony. Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the City Party Committee said that this year's celebration will … [Read more...]

Students hold football tourney in Moscow

Sixteen teams of Vietnamese students who are studying at more than 30 universities and colleges in Moscow entered the final round of a football tournament on April 24. The opening game saw the fierce competition between Cup defenders Moscow Energy Institute and their rivals Obolen. Vu Ngoc Minh, a Moscow Energy Institute student, said such a tournament is very useful as it helps connect all Vietnamese students at training institutions in Moscow together. "More importantly, we have the … [Read more...]