Vietnamese people look towards the fatherland’s sacred sea and islands

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(VOVworld)- A program themed "A great family of Vietnamese ethnic groups and national construction and defence" has been held in the National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirts of Hanoi. More than 200 representatives from 32 ethnic groups from 8 cities and provinces attended the event. Various activities on the theme of seas, islands, borders and national sovereignty were held. The program opened with the ritual worshiping the god of the sea (Po Riayak) of the Cham … [Read more...]

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Keeping some traditional values of gong performance

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(Cinet)- Quang Tri organized the Arieu Ping and gong festival in Ta Rut commune of Dakrong district to honour the traditional cultural values of gong performance in the local ethnic minority groups on January 27. Gong performances are closely tied to community cultural rituals and ceremonies of ethnic groups, with gong sounds mean to communicate with deities and gods. On November 25, 2005, in Paris, the space of gong culture in Central Highlands was recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of … [Read more...]

Festival honours ethnic groups’ culture

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The central province of Quang Tri on January 27 held the Arieu Ping and gong festival in Ta Rut commune of Dakrong district to honour the traditional cultural values of local ethnic minority groups. The festival featured a wide range of activities such as procession and incense offering ceremonies, gong performance, a buffalo festival and an archery contest together with folk music and dances with the hope for a happier and wealthier new year. Arieu Ping is the biggest festival of the … [Read more...]

Photos by mountain dwellers

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Fifty ethnic minority people from many provinces in Vietnam have been trained to become amateur photographers, under a photovoice project, part of the "Our Culture" project, organized by the Institute for Studies of Society Economy and Environment (iSEE). Their works were displayed at Hanoi's Ly Thai To flower garden last week. VietNamNet introduces some pictures, which are also stories about the daily life and culture of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Prior to an important event in … [Read more...]

Illegal gold exploitation pollutes Dak Rong River

VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal gold exploitation has caused serious pollution along the Dak Rong River in the central province of Quang Tri. According to Dak Rong District Police, dozens of companies have been exploiting gold in the district, but only five have licences. One mineral exploitation company in the district was granted a licence by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, while the other four have been licensed by the provincial People's Committee. "Local police have tried … [Read more...]

School children infected with gold fever

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A gold rush in Ta Rut Commune in the central province of Quang Tri is causing headaches for local authorities, who had no idea how to address the social problems the latest dash for cash has caused. In the fast-flowing muddy current of Dakrong River, two men take soil from the river bed and wash it. Many local children had given up school to look for gold, hoping for a better life … [Read more...]

Social News 31/10

Ventilator donated to City hospital The New Zealand-based Julie Ferne Memorial Trust donated a Newport e360 ventilator to the Children Hospital 2 in HCM City yesterday, making it the first medical equipment donation made by the Trust to the hospital. The Preston family partnered with VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) to procure the ventilator and to ensure that the equipment will be used and maintained properly. Since 2012, the Julie Ferne Memorial Trust has raised funds from around the world to … [Read more...]

ASEAN Great Unity Days to begin November

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(VOVworld) - The "ASEAN Great Unity days - One vision, one identity, one community" will open at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi from November 21-23. Themed "Solidarity - Cooperation - Development," the event aims to promote mutual understanding and connection among the bloc's member nations. It will offer a special chance for ASEAN member countries to introduce their land, people, and culture as well as their efforts in preserving and upholding the region's … [Read more...]

Ha Noi to host ASEAN great unity days

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) on October 28 announced the ASEAN great unity days are set to take place at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Ha Noi from November 21-23. The event themed "One Vision, One Identity, One Community" aims to introduce the culture of ASEAN member countries and strengthen mutual understanding and connectivity. It also targets building an ASEAN community of solidarity, dynamism, peace and prosperity, to help … [Read more...]

ASEAN great unity days aim to promote regional connection

The "ASEAN great unity days - One vision, one identity, one community" will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi from November 21-23, aiming at strengthening mutual understanding and connection among the bloc's member nations. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event, themed "Solidarity-Cooperation-Development", will offer a special chance for ASEAN member countries to introduce their land, people and culture as well as … [Read more...]

ASEAN great unity days to take place in Hanoi

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(Cinet)- On October 28, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) announced the ASEAN great unity days with the theme "One Vision, One Identity, One Community" will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi from November 21-23. … [Read more...]

Hanoi to host ASEAN great unity days

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(VOV) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) on October 28 announced the ASEAN great unity days are set to take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi from November 21-23. The event themed "One Vision, One Identity, One Community" aims to introduce the culture of ASEAN member countries and strengthen mutual understanding and connectivity. It also targets building an ASEAN community of solidarity, dynamism, peace and prosperity, to help … [Read more...]

Ha Noi celebrates Theravada Buddhists’ robe-offering festival

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The Kathina (robe offering) ceremony is being held for the first time at the Khmer pagoda in the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40km west of Ha Noi's centre. The ceremony, spanning October 18-19, is one of the official tradition rituals of Theravada Buddhism, during which Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with a hope that both devotees and recipients will gain merits. The event is expected to draw thousands participants, … [Read more...]

Theravada Buddhists’ robe-offering festival held in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - The ceremony is one of the official tradition rituals of Theravada Buddhism. The Kathina festival took place at the Khmer pagoda in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40km west of Hanoi's centre. During the ceremony, Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with a hope that both devotees and recipients will gain merits. The festival offers a prime opportunity to introduce Buddhist culture and religious life in Vietnam … [Read more...]

Theravada Buddhists’ robe-offering festival to be celebrated in Hanoi

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(Cinet)- Khmer pagoda in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism organized the Kathina (robe offering) ceremony in Son Tay district, 40km west of Hanoi's centre. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/10

Model Ha Anh.

Model fined, banned from performances in HCM City Vietnamese supermodel Ha Anh has been fined VND10 million (USD476) and banned from performances for three months in HCM City for wearing skimpy costumes. Chau Quoc Dung, chief inspector of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that Ha Anh was penalised for the inappropriate clothing she wore at a fashion show on June 26. She did not wear the outfit that had been previously approved by the organising board, but changed … [Read more...]

Theravada Buddhists’ robe-offering festival celebrated in Hanoi

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(VOVworld) - The Kathina (robe offering) ceremony is being held for the first time at the Khmer pagoda in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40km west of Hanoi's centre. The ceremony, held during the weekend, is one of the official traditional rituals of Theravada Buddhism, during which Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with a hope that both devotees and recipients will gain merits. It aims to improve the cultural and spiritual life of … [Read more...]

Hanoi celebrates Khmer Theravada Buddhist fest

The Kathina (robe offering) ceremony is being held for the first time at the Khmer pagoda in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40km west of Hanoi's centre. The ceremony, spanning October 18-19, is one of the official tradition rituals of Theravada Buddhism, during which Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with a hope that both devotees and recipients will gain merits. The event is expected to draw thousands participants, including … [Read more...]

Hanoi celebrates Theravada Buddhists’ robe-offering festival

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Khmer pagoda (Photo: VNA) The Kathina (robe offering) ceremony is being held for the first time at the Khmer pagoda in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40km west of Hanoi's centre. The ceremony, spanning October 18-19, is one of the official tradition rituals of Theravada Buddhism, during which Buddhist followers donate new robes to the monks with a hope that both devotees and recipients will gain merits. The event is expected to draw … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/10

Thuy Linh shines at Miss International The strikingly beautiful Vietnamese model Cao Thuy Linh was chosen Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant on October 7. Eighty-five international contestants coming from different countries and territories around the globe participated in the gala affair held in Bangkok, Thailand. Daryanne Lees from Cuba was sashed winner of the MGI 2014. The two runner-up title went to Hiwot Mamo from Ethiopia and Kathryn Kohut … [Read more...]