Mid-autumn Festival Program "Create Authentic Vietnamese masks" Exhibition: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 8 am - 1.30 pm Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi Cheap toys made in China are flooding the local market prior to the Mid-autumn Festival and threatening the children's health. Alongside of this trend, there is an undeniable absence of Vietnamese traditional toys. To create a meaningful playground for children this Mid-autumn Festival, the lecturers and students of Vietnam Fine Arts University has launched the project "Cùng sáng tạo mặt nạ Việt, vui Tết Trung thu" ("Make an authentic mask for Mid-autumn Festival"). Program + Mask-making guidance + Talk "Mid-autumn mask in Vietnam and other countries" Fee: 100.000 VND/child. Register before 5 Sep here Or via hotline: 0904802840 (Ms. Do Thanh Huong). Film Screening "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" by Peter Greenaway Fri 28 Aug 2015, 8 pm Blossom Art House 6th floor, 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi Come to the … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON AUGUST15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
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The Mid-Autumn Festival has longer been a special day meant for children in Vietnam, as moon cakes, the traditional delicacy of the holiday, are now not meant for them to celebrate but for adults to build relations. The mid-autumn festival, which is believed to originate in China and celebrated by many Asian countries, including Vietnam, falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar. The festival falls on September 27 this year. Despite the different theories on its origin, the mid-autumn festival and its indispensable treat – moon cakes – have been well loved and practiced for several hundred years. The fest is considered a special occasion for family reunions, and the original round shape of the moon cakes is also indicative of the meaning. During the celebrations, family members habitually get together, make offerings to their ancestors and delightedly enjoy moon cakes over fragrant tea while admiring the full moon. Meanwhile, kids typically … [Read more...] about Is Mid-Autumn Festival stolen from Vietnamese children?
Meeting with Ngo Bao Chau and Cesdric Villani, Fields Medal 2010 Mon 24 Aug 2015, 6 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the meeting with Professor Ngo Bao Chau and Cesdric Villani, Fields Medal 2010. For more information about the program, please see L'Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post. Language: French and Vietnamese Folk music performance "Diễn xướng trong nghi lễ Phật giáo" Thu 20 Aug 2015, 7.45 pm Heritage Space Dolphin Plaza, 28 Tran Binh, My Dinh, Ha Noi You are invited to the folk music performance "Diễn xướng trong nghi lễ Phật giáo" with the participation of Mai Giang, Van Ty, Hong Thai, Truong Giang, Xuan Quynh, Nguyen Thi Thi, Ha Vi and singers from TT.ANVN. Language: Vietnamese. Talkshow "I sustain beauty - The art of storytelling by film and photography" Mon 17 Aug 2015, 6 pm - 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the talkshow "I sustain beauty - The art of storytelling by … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON AUGUST15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
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The United States pledged to keep working to move the peace process forward after Arab League ministers gave Washington a month to save direct Middle East peace talks. Palestinian, Israeli and foreign peace activists hold signs outside a Palestinian house occupied by Israeli settlers in east Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood during a weekly protest against Israeli settlements. The ministers, meeting in Sirte, Libya, made it clear in a statement issued Friday that the Israeli-Palestinian talks would collapse if Israel did not halt its settlement building in the occupied West Bank. The Arab League Follow-up Committee said in a statement it would meet "in a month to review the alternatives proposed by (Palestinian president Mahmud) Abbas to determine the necessary steps to be taken on this." The committee on the Middle East peace process, which groups 13 Arab foreign ministers, also urged Washington to pursue efforts in the interim to stop Israeli settlement activity. It added … [Read more...] about Arabs give US ‘one month’ to save peace talks