There are many festival across the year in Vietnam, with some main events as above: 1. Tet (Lunar New Year) is the largest, most important festival in Vietnam when many people return home to celebrate the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese lunar calendar with their families. 2. The Hue Festival is a famed biennial international event in the central province of Thua-Thien Hue with a host of alluring artistic and cultural activities provided by performers from Vietnam and many other countries. 3. The Hoi An Lantern Festival is probably one of Vietnam’s most famous and unique festivals. In the ancient city of Hoi An, they turn off the electricity on the 14th day of every lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Then, colorful lanterns are lit to brighten up the city, giving visitors a sense of peace and nostalgia. 4. The Da Lat Flower Festival is a biennial event which honors flowers and horticulture in the namesake capital city of the Central Highlands … [Read more...] about What are the major festivals in Vietnam?
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Young people donate blood at a blood donation venue in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — More than 85,000 units of blood have been collected from donors at the Xuân Hồng (Red Spring) festival over the past 13 years and the organisers are hoping for a surge in donations as this year's festival begins. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 14th Red Spring Festival in Hà Nội on Sunday, head of the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT), Bạch Quốc Khánh, said the festival has helped ease blood shortages after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday and contributed to strengthening community awareness about voluntary blood donations. The COVID-19 pandemic broke out again in many provinces and cities before Tết , greatly affecting the blood supply to hospitals. According to Khánh, many blood donation events were postponed or cancelled and t he amount of reserved blood sometimes is only enough for 2-3 days. The NIHBT, many blood … [Read more...] about 14th Red Spring blood donation festival begins in Hà Nội
The Hanoitimes - The event introduces several folk dances, folk singing, cuisines, and local products, which show the Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultures and customs. A series of activities themed “Great unity of Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultural quintessence – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage” is taking place at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay town, Hanoi from now on to November 30, Dan Sinh newspaper reported. Illustrative photo. The event introduces several folk dances, folk singing, cuisines, and local products, which show the Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultures and customs. The activities are expected to create a tourism destination that can attract more visitors and promote the village’s tourism products. The highlight of the cultural activities is the art program titled “The legend of the buckwheat blossom” jointly held by Viet Bac Arts and Culture College and the ethnic groups. The buckwheat is a close and popular … [Read more...] about Hanoi to host serial activities to honor Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultural quintessence
With an orchestra spread out across the entire parterre, audiences limited to the balconies, and no breaks but plenty of disinfectant, the Sofia Opera is one of the few music venues still hosting live performances in Europe. Across the continent, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is keeping opera houses and other cultural venues closed -- loud singing poses a particular risk as the virus spreads through droplets -- but in Bulgaria, classical music plays on, from "Tosca" to "La Traviata". "I am hungry for music. And the risk, why think about it? It's not riskier here than in the supermarket or the subway," says 81-year-old Petya Petkova, who attended Verdi's "La Traviata" with her daughter last week. Despite the disinfectant, social-distancing and staff taking people's temperature, a festive spirit reigns at the historic opera house in the Bulgarian capital, a stark contrast to its silenced counterparts in Paris, Vienna or Milan. Bulgaria first eased pandemic restrictions in … [Read more...] about As third wave rages, show goes on at Sofia opera
The Hanoitimes - One third of provinces bordering with Cambodia have tightened entry procedures on people coming from this country. Vietnam has toughened up control over unlawful immigration in the region bordering with Cambodia after people returning from the neighboring country found infected with Covid-19. Authorities in Dong Thap raise warning alert against Covid-19 following imported threat. Photo: VGP A number of southern provinces bordering with Cambodia like Dong Thap, An Giang, and Kien Giang have asked its border guards to keep vigilance on the movements in boundary areas after Dong Thap detected two cases between February 26 and 28. The southern provinces are under threat of local transmission as Vietnamese nationals attempt to return their home country after the pandemic has broken out in Cambodia since February 20, according to Doan Tan Buu, deputy chairman of the Dong Thap People’s Committee. It means that the region is in danger of imported … [Read more...] about Vietnam tightens control over illegal immigration