Localities and units in Hanoi need to monitor crowded events and map out plans on the pandemic prevention during the occasions of Christmas and New Year. Hanoi's residents must wear face masks in churches and public places during Christmas as a measure to strengthen the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control. The requirement was made by Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Ngo Van Quy at an online meeting on December 18. The vice chairman highly valued the anti-pandemic actions taken by the city’s authorities so far. However, he pointed out that many people still flout the Covid-10 prevention protocols. An overview of the meeting. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn The risk of another Covid-19 outbreak is quite high due to its serious evolution in the world, Mr. Quy said, adding that at the end of the year, many events and activities will take place allover the country, gathering large groups of people - a situation which is prone to Covid-19 spreading. … [Read more...] about Hanoi residents must don face masks in churches during Christmas: Official
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Hanoi transforms into a stunning city with many Christmas lights, giving people the most picturesque holiday. Many shopping malls in Hanoi have put up elaborate ornaments with a quite Western look full of lights, bright garlands adorning Christmas trees and Santas. From the beginning of December, Hanoi’s streets and tourist attractions, including shopping malls, are all decorated with Christmas patterns, that create a festive environment helping any expats off being homesick in the night of Christmas. During Christmas, trade centers in the capital city are decorated brightly and amazingly with the Christmas theme. These places are suitable for families and children to celebrate Christmas with several services ranging from entertainment, shopping, food, and beverages. Times City is the first suggestion for local residents to visit and "check in" when the Christmas season comes. A ten-meter Christmas tree has been lighted up with colorful … [Read more...] about Where to see Christmas lights in Hanoi?
The Xmas market has been bustling in every corner of the capital Hanoi, seeing a flood of made-in-Vietnam goods. Up to 80 percent of eye-catching decorations such as pine trees, bells, wreath garlands, ball and star ornaments, reindeer figures, and Santa Claus costumes sold in Hang Ma, Hang Ngang and Luong Van Can streets are produced locally. New and beautiful designs made prices edge up by 10 to 15 percent over the previous year, according to the buyers. The Noel atmosphere is prevailing over supermarkets, hotels and trade centers like Big C, Vincom, Hilton Hanoi Opera, and Metropole Hanoi, which launched big promotional campaigns to draw customers. … [Read more...] about Christmas market is exciting in Hanoi
Hanoi said part of the US report on freedom of religion in Vietnam is entirely partial. More than 25 million of people in Vietnam or 27% of the country’s population are people of all faiths, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Vietna's nuns celebrate the UN Day of Vesak 2019. Photos: VNA As a whole, roughly 95% of Vietnam’s population follow their own religious practices, MoFA’s Deputy Spokesperson Doan Khac Viet said at a press conference in Hanoi on April 29, adding that the figures largely show Vietnam’s consistent policy on respecting the people’s rights to religious freedom. Viet made the statement in responding to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)’s 2021 Annual Report in which Vietnam is blamed for “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations” of religious freedom. He said Vietnam’s full religious freedom is obviously stipulated in the Constitution and laws, affirming that Vietnam always facilitates … [Read more...] about 27% of Vietnam’s population are religious followers
People's Artist Tu Long admits that the never went to the cinema until he saw the movie “Bo Gia” (Old Father) by Tran Thanh which was released in early March and soon dominated the box office. The film stirred up the community with some feeling touched, and others thinking it was not that excellent. Regardless, Old Father is undeniably a rare Vietnamese film that attracted huge audiences into theatres. ‘’Frankly speaking, I haven't been to movie-houses since I was a child. However, the charisma of Old Father has made me come round to frequenting the cinema now,” said People's Artist Tu Long. Despite the movie’s use of dialogue overshadowing visual expression, he experienced the afterglow that lingers in the hearts of audiences that have seen the film. An unprecedented 5 million people saw Old Father in March. Where does its charisma lie? Old Father is Tran Thanh's first movie as a co-producer, screenwriter, director, and lead actor. The film is the highest-grossing … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cinema needs new scripts that ‘access people’s emotions’