Man revives passion for ancient royal dance

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

Man revives passion for ancient royal dance

Ngo Trong Phan has successfully restored Bat dat, an ancient royal dance that has not been performed for more than 80 years.

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Festival to honor nation's father

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

The Lac Long Quan Temple Festival in Ha Noi's Thanh Oai District will be held from April 3 to 6 to commemorate the nation's legendary progenitor, Lac Long Quan.

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Rethinking mental health proves challenging

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Rethinking mental health proves challenging

VietNamNet Bridge – Mental illness remains poorly understood in Viet Nam, where many still choose spiritual healers to treat disorders like schizophrenia rather than seeking the counsel of trained psychologists.

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‘Ning nong,’ a time of celebration in Central Highlands

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‘Ning nong,’ a time of celebration in Central Highlands

“Ning nong” season, when ethnic minority groups in Vietnam’s Central Highlands take a break from fieldwork to celebrate a new crop, holds great appeal to both locals and tourists.

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Festival commemorates nation's legendary parents

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

The Kinh Duong Vuong festival began at the historical Kinh Duong Vuong-Lac Long Quan-Au Co temple and royal tomb complex in Thuan Thanh District, northern Bac Ninh Province last Saturday.

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Hoi An lights up for full moon festival

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

Hoi An lights up for full moon festival

Nguyen Tieu (the full moon day of the first lunar month of the year) Festival is celebrated all over Viet Nam, but it takes on particular significance in Hoi An. To mark the full moon, the central city hosts four major events over the course of two days. Cong Thanh reports.

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Festival commemorates nation’s legendary father, mother

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

Festival commemorates nation’s legendary father, mother

The Kinh Duong Vuong festival began at the historical site of the Kinh Duong Vuong-Lac Long Quan-Au Co temple and royal tomb complex in Thuan Thanh district, northern Bac Ninh province on February 15 (the 16 th day of the first lunar month).

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Shining light

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

Shining light

Local people and tourists flock to the ancient town of Hoi An during the Nguyen Tieu (the first Full Moon of the first lunar month of the year) Festival, which falls on the 14th and 15th lunar days (February 13-14). It's the day that local people worship their ancestors, founders of the city and the souls of the dead as well as wishing for a peaceful and prosperous year.

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Time to stop wasting surplus festival food

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

Time to stop wasting surplus festival food

As the New Year holidays draw to a close, many people report being shocked to see special foodstuff for the Tet feasts - including chung cakes, lean pork sausage and boiled chickens - ending up in rubbish bins while many poor people go hungry.

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Salmon have "inherited magnetic map" for migration: study

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Salmon have 'inherited magnetic map' for migration: study

Baby salmon with no prior migratory experience are able to orient themselves according to the Earth's magnetic field in the direction of the marine feeding grounds frequented by their ancestors, showed a new study published Thursday that suggests the fish may inherit a kind of built-in GPS that always points them home.

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An age-old obsession for amassing antiques

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

An age-old obsession for amassing antiques

VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta has a unique museum which can be found in the home of a farmer who has spent the last 40 years collecting antiques.

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Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

The festival which best epitomises Vietnam's cultural identity is the Lunar New Year or Tet, with a lot of meaningful customs and traditional special foods. Report by The Hanoitimes.

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"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

'Banh Chung' - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays. For the Vietnamese, making Banh Chung is an ideal way to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland. Report by online newspaper The Hanoitimes.

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Five-fruit tray sends Tet traditional flavours

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Five-fruit tray sends Tet traditional flavours

A “Mam Ngu Qua” (five-fruit tray) on the ancestral altar during Tet holiday symbolizes the admiration and gratitude of the Vietnamese to their ancestors, also demonstrates their aspiration for prosperity.

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Lunar New Year – a summary of the biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago 2 related news

The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) is the biggest and oldest festival in Vietnam, bringing its people together to celebrate the sacred and meaningful annual event.

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