The festival aims to preserve and develop traditional culture as well as developing closer international friendships through cultural links. This year’s festival will display a range of art events including folk music performances, a fashion show, and a national costume show The festival is held annually and is organised to mark the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, which falls on March 3 in the lunar calendar. Delegates cut the ribbons to mark the opening of the Vietnamese Traditional Culture Festival and International Cultural Exchange 2019 During the opening ceremony of the event, the audience is treated to a variety of folk art such as “hat xam”, which are songs by a blind musician. This type of art has even been recognised as part of the world’s cultural heritage by UNESCO Other folk-art forms such as Quan Ho duet singing, Vi Giam folk music of the Central Highlands region, and Bai Choi singing are also performed by artists from cities and provinces … [Read more...] about Vietnam traditional cultural festival and int’l cultural exchange 2019 opens
The Hanoitimes - "Nuoc mam" (fish sauce) is not only traditional specialty, but also symbolizes Vietnamese culture that must be protected in any way. Phu Quoc Fish Sauce receives EU recognition Phu Quoc fish sauce wins Vietnam's first origin recognition from EU Public indignation has stirred up after the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued a draft national standard set on production of nuoc mam (fish sauce) that is believed to trouble traditional fish sauce making craft and imply advocating industrial sauce with nuoc mam flavor. Nuoc mam - fish sauce. Illustrative photo The draft kit named TCVN-12607:2019 has a series of standards and requirements which are controversial, as follows: Veterinary tests: Nguyen Quoc Hung, deputy director of Hanh Phuc Food Processing Company, told VnExpress that the requirement is unreasonable and costly as veterinary tests are mostly required for meat while nuoc mam is totally made from … [Read more...] about What reasons behind policy making against Vietnam traditional fish sauce?
Ben Tre Province Cai Mon flower village in Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province. Photo acquired by VnExpress Visitors to Cai Mon flower village in Cho Lach District in Ben Tre can see thousands of colorful flowers. With Lunar New Year approaching, locals hurry to harvest and sell various types of flowers. Therefore, in the final days of the lunar calendar a trip to the village can fill you with the New Year spirit and dazzle you with the beautiful floral scenes. Visitors can spend a day in some recreational complexes in Ben Tre and enjoy water biking, zip-lining, sailing, and fishing. Don’t forget to taste exotic tropical fruits like grapefruit, An Phuoc plum, Hoa Loc mango, coconut, and pineapple. The serene river scenes in this Mekong Delta province will help you forget your daily worries for a while. Can Tho City Ong pagoda in Can Tho City. Photo by VnExpress/Phong Vinh Can Tho is one of the most attractive destinations in the south of Vietnam. Despite … [Read more...] about 5 destinations for Lunar New Year holiday in southern Vietnam
Photo: giaoducthoidai.vn They earned 11 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze medals at the event. During the final day of competition in the athletics on December 16, the Vietnamese team added three more gold medals thanks to the efforts of Nguyen Thi Oanh in the women’s 1,500 m event along with Quach Thi Lan Anh, Nguyen Thi Oanh, Vu Hanh Ly and Hoang Thu Minh Hanh who competed in the 4 × 400 m relay event and achieved a time of 3min 42.89 sec. They also earned 1 silver and 1 bronze in the 1,500m and 100m events respectively. Photo: giaoducthoidai.vn When competing in the Vietnam traditional martial arts (Vovinam), the nation’s athletes were able to bag 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals. So far, the Vietnamese team has grabbed a total of 22 medals at the ASEAN University Games (13 golds, 5 silvers, and 4 bronzes). Vietnamese athletes will continue to compete in the table-tennis, vovinam, and karate events on December 17. … [Read more...] about Vietnam athletics in first place finish at ASEAN University Games
Seoul (VNA) – The Institute of Oriental Medicine of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on November 29 that it has opened a traditional medicine research centre in Hanoi, focusing on studying clinical signs and oriental medicine resources. Located at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, the Korea-Vietnam Traditional Medicine Research Centre will apply technologies of defining genes of oriental medicine resources owned by the Korean institute to build a traditional medicine management system in Vietnam. It will conduct clinical research and compare disease prevention and treatment methods using traditional medicine the two nations to apply the best ones in treating chronic diseases and those of the elderly. Over the past time, the Korean institute has cooperated with the Vietnamese hospital in carrying out joint studies in the physical field. Kim Jong-yeol, head of the institute, the two sides will collaborate in doing basic research and applying the institute’s … [Read more...] about Vietnam, RoK cooperate in traditional medicine research