The 2018 Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival will take place at the Ly Thai To Park, close to Hoan Kiem Lake, in Hanoi from March 23 to 26, with a display of 50 cherry trees, around 10,000 branches of cherry blossoms, bonsai trees, and a number of the typical flowers of Vietnam and Hanoi, among the main highlights.

A view from Lac Thuy district of "Reviving" the commune cultural post office

(HBO) - In addition to providing post and telecommunication services, commune cultural post office (CPO) is also the places which serves people to read books and free newspapers to help rural people have access to information and knowledge, grasp the policy of the Party Committee, policies and laws of the State, improve people's intellectual and cultural lives.

Tan Lac district filled with artistic performances in spring

(HBO) – Various cultural and art activities extolling the Communist Party of Vietnam and the new spring were organised in many localities of Tan Lac district in the northern province of Hoa Binh, creating a joyful feeling for local people in the first days of the Lunar New Year.

Explore Muong ancient area in Ai village

(HBO) - About 33km far from Hoa Binh city, about 100km far from Hanoi capital and 300m far from National Highway 6, travelers can come to Ai village, Phong Phu commune (Tan Lac). This is the ancient Muong village that preserves many traditional cultural traditions of the Muong ethnic group.

Spring journey fosters friendship with foreign diplomats

The Friendship Journey 2018 was held in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on March 10, gathering nearly 300 delegates who are ambassadors and officials of embassies of various countries in Vietnam, and representatives of friendship associations, international and non-governmental organisations in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Buddhist Association holds requiem in RoK

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a requiem at Phung An pagoda in Seoul, on March 11, to pray for national peace and prosperity.

Hang Pagoda Festival in Yen Thuy District of the spring of 2018

(HBO) – The People’s Committee of Yen Tri Commune has organized a traditional festival of Hang Pagoda – Chua Cave at Hang Pagoda in Yen Tri Commune, Yen Thuy District.

"Messengers of time" relives Hoa Binh culture

(HBO) - As introduced by Bui Thi Thien Tan – an official of the provincial museum staff, I contemplated every stone artifact displayed in the lively and warm space. There are over 300 artifacts on display here which have become "messengers of time" to relive unique values of Hoa Binh Culture.

Immerse yourself in the bamboo dancing

(HBO) - Visiting Hoa Binh in spring days, everyone is immersed in the bustling gong of festivals full of cultural identity, enjoy the national dishes and sip the wine jar in the stilt house. Not only that, this place also lures visitors with the bamboo dancing boasted, so that anyone who has been immersed with it would never forget.

Cultural exchange event highlights Japan’s charm in Hanoi

A festival featuring a taste of Japanese culture is scheduled to be held at the Ly Thai To flower garden in Hanoi from March 23-26.

The Spring Festival of Sports and Culture in Ky Son District in the spring of the year of the Dog 2018

(HBO) - In the morning of February 27, at the Ky Son District Cultural Center, the district People's Committee held the opening ceremony of The Spring Festival of Sports and Culture in Ky Son District in the spring of the year of the Dog 2018. The festival was attended by 10 delegations with more than 300 actors, artists, athletes and many local people in the whole district.

Mai Chau – with Unique Xen Muong Festival in 2018

(HBO) - Chieng Chau commune (Mai Chau district) held the Xen Muong festival in 2018. It was attended by leaders from District Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, leaders of specialized departments, leaders of district throughout the periods, and many local people in the area.

Love duet singing festival kicks off in Bac Ninh

Thousands of local people and visitors have flocked to Tien Du district in the northern province of Bac Ninh to attend the Lim festival, which honours Quan Ho (love duet singing) – the world intangible cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO.

Muong Chieng preserves brocade weaving industry

(HBO) - In the 80s of last century, any house in Muong Chieng had 1-2 weaving looms. From brocade piece, Tay ethnic women skillfully sew blankets, pillow cases, etc. Which were so courteous and polite. In addition to the needs of home use, brocade weaving products are also used as a dowry for girls when they marry and go to their husbands’ houses, to exchange, to purchase in the form of things for things.

Muong Thang Season Opening Festival in the Year of the Dog 2018

(HBO) - On February 21 (the sixth day of the Lunar New Year), at the stadium of Dung Phong commune, the Cao Phong district People's Committee held Muong Thang Season Opening Festival in the Year of the Dog 2018. This is the first year the festival is held with the scale of the district level, on the basis of upgrading the Farming Festival of the Muong ethnic group in Dung Phong commune.

Hanoi to host first dragon boat racing festival

Hanoi will organise a dragon boat racing festival for the first time on February 24, the capital city’s authorities have announced.

Thrilling spring atmosphere with Cheo melodies in Ngoc Luong

(HBO) – Setting foot in Ngoc Luong commune (Yen Thuy district) on a day its cheo (traditional Vietnamese opera) club had routine activities, visitors could hear the tuneful sounds of traditional musical instruments such as drums, two-chord guitars, "phach” (a type of wooden musical instruments) and mellifluous cheo melodies, creating a cheerful atmosphere in the beginning of the spring.

Quang Ninh province to go vibrant with Yen Tu spring festival

The Yen Tu Spring Festival will open on February 25 (the 10th day of the Lunar New Year), in Uong Bi city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, kicking off the National Tourism Year hosted by the locality.

Gau Tao festival – unique culture of Mong ethnic people

In the 12th lunar month, people from the Mong ethnic group in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes, Mai Chau district, are busy preparing for the traditional Tet holiday and Gau Tao festival – one of their most important spring festivals

The program of “Tết sum vầy – Gathering for Tet” of the New Year 2018

(HBO) - At Da Bac Secondary School and High School of Ethnic Boarding in Da Bac District, Vietnam Education Union, Vietnam Television and Education Union of the province cooperated to organize the program of " Tết sum vầy – Gathering for Tet" for managers, teachers and pupils of Da Bac District on the occasion of Lunar New Year in 2018.

Ethnic cultural and art events to celebrate Lunar New Year

A series of cultural and art activities, on the theme of ‘Spring in all regions of the country’, will be held at the Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism in Son Tay District, Hanoi on February 24-25.

The opening of the Festival of Spring Flower Fair in Lunar New Year 2018

(HBO) - At the Provincial Fair and Exhibition Center in Hoa Binh Square of Hoa Binh City, the provincial People's Committee held the opening ceremony of Hoa Binh spring flower fair in Lunar New Year 2018. It was attended by Mr. Bui Van Tinh, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Quang, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee; Mr. Bui Van Khanh, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee. Hoa Binh spring flower fair in Lunar New Year has more than 100 booths,in which there are 70 stores of products for Tet; 5,000 m2 of displaying flowers, ornamental plants from organizations, enterprises and business households inside and outside the province.

Neu pole erected at Hue Imperial Citadel to mark beginning of Tet

A ceremony to plant Neu pole (a tall bamboo tree with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during Tet) was organised at Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on February 8.

Luong Son: Exchange of Art Performance "Full Belief with the Party"

(HBO) – In order to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (3/2/1930 - 3/2/2018) and to celebrate the New Year of 2018, the People's Committee of Luong Son District held an Exchanging Performance Night with the theme "Full Belief with the Party".