Students of the Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual Language School in Laos The event was to commemorate the 25th year of the National Teachers’ Day in Laos (October 7). It was attended by representatives of the embassy of Vietnam in Laos, local authorities and the school’s students and their parents. … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese celebrate teachers’ day in Laos
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Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
Editor’s note: UK Ambassador Gareth Ward writes this piece in celebration of Vietnamese Women’s Day, October 20. This weekend we celebrate Vietnamese Women’s Day. After a year in Vietnam, I would like to share with you some views about gender equality and why women’s empowerment is important for the whole of society, including men. Let me start with a few examples from my experience. When I started my career in the British Foreign Office in 1996, the number of female ambassadors was less than 20. This year there are around three times as many. During that period, the proportion of female senior leaders in my organisation has risen from 5% to 30%. The proportion of women in the UK Parliament has also doubled from 15% to 30%. When I started work, there were questions about whether female diplomats could be effective in countries where women’s rights are constrained. But those questions have been answered, as female British diplomats have successfully … [Read more...] about The importance of gender equality: A message for Women’s Day in Vietnam
Made on the Auspicious Occasion of the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak May 12-14, 2019, Tam Chuc Convention Center, Ha Nam, Viet Nam Whereas, we, the participants, from 112 countries and territories, have come together for the International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak at Tam Chuc Convention Center held during May 12-14, 2019; Whereas, we, came together in this Assembly pursuant to that resolution approved on 15th December 1999 at the General Assembly of the United Nations, Session No. 54, Agenda Item 174, Resolution 54/115. Therein, it was declared that Vesak, which falls on the Full Moon Day in the month of May, will be internationally recognized and observed at the United Nations Headquarters and its Regional Offices from the Year 2000 onwards. The United Nations Day of Vesak is jointly celebrated by all Buddhist traditions as a Thrice Sacred Day. It serves to foster mutual understanding and cooperation amongst all Buddhist … [Read more...] about Vesak 2019: Ha Nam Declaration issued
Percussionist Trần Xuân Hòa works hard to develop innovative performances using a wide array of instruments from around the world. Photo courtesy of the artist When percussionist Trần Xuân Hòa walks down the street, he keeps his ears open to all the sounds around him. Every noise, from the pitter-patter of footsteps on the pavement to the revving of a motorbike engine, has the potential to inspire him to create a special percussion performance. Hòa is a rare percussionist for his ability to perform solo acts. He has a collection of hundreds of instruments from countries around the world, including special drum sets he made from ordinary objects like used cans and bottles. Hòa is popular at concerts held at culture and arts centres in Hà Nội like Heritage Space, Manzi Art Space and L’Espace. He also performs abroad with the ASEAN Orchestra. After a performance at the Heritage Space, accomplished jazz … [Read more...] about ‘Magician’ of percussion dedicates his life to audiences