Speaking at the gala, Dinh Hoang Linh, Minister-Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, said the embassy supports the development of the foundation, which he considered a source of encouragement for needy Vietnamese students and demonstration of overseas Vietnamese’s assistance to fellow countrymen. … [Read more...] about Students get scholarships from Dong Hanh Foundation in Singapore
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Nguyen Tran Thao Nguyen won the first prize from the national round of the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship (ACA) and will represent Vietnam to participate in the international competition scheduled for end-July in the U.S. city of Orlando, Florida. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese college student interested in design to join global competition in US
Around two weeks before the celebration, streets in big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang become a hustle and bustle of colorful activities. Every one is busy doing something relating to Tet. Some rush to complete their work before the year-end deadlines, others hurry to wrap things up before coming back to their home towns. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
It’s known as giao thua, meaning the cusp of the old and new years. Dad, as the head of the family, performs a solemn speech at midnight before the worshiping table set up in courtyard where offerings to the Jade Emperor are laid out. We, the children were aroused from our beds, then the family's party started. After the midnight meal, parents usually go to the pagoda to pray for good luck and health, and on the way home, they pick leaves from tree as ‘gifts’ for the new year. Bringing something home on the first day of the year is thought to bring good fortune; conversely, losing something is an unlucky omen. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
HCM City (VNA) – A get-together of former revolutionists operating in the Sai Gon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh region was organised on February 20 in Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City. The event was attended by politburo members: Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong; and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. It also saw the presence of former President Nguyen Minh Triet, former Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, senior revolutionaries, Vietnamese heroic mothers and local people. Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam reviewed the tradition of the Sai Gon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh revolution. Under the leadership of the Party, the army and people defeated the enemies, contributing to the final Victory in 1975, liberating the south and unifying the country, she said. She expressed her gratitude to the sacrifice of … [Read more...] about Function of former revolutionists held in HCM City