The Vietnamese novel ‘Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass’ (Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh) by Nguyen Nhat Anh, has been published in Japan, according to Youth Publishing House.

HCM City: Nguyen Hue flower street to celebrate Lunar New Year

A flower street will be opened on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City from February 13 – 19 to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018.

Vietnam’s “Bai choi” and “Xoan” folk music deserve World Heritage status

UNESCO have added Vietnam’s two folk music styles of ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ to its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Korea on December 7-8.

The new life in Bui Tram Village

(HBO) With a total of 141 households, 699 people, the income of 77% households are mainly from raising stocks and planting, but up to now, the average income of people in Bui Tram village (Hoa Son commune, Luong Son) reached 30 million VND/ person/ year, the proportion of poor households declined to 2,1% according to new criteria.

Vietnam’s xoan singing recognised as intangible cultural heritage of humanity

Xoan singing, a community performance art from northern Vietnam, which faced the risk of extinction several years ago, has been added by UNESCO to its representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

“Bai Choi” singing recognised as UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity

"Bai Choi” singing (a popular folklore style of singing in the central and south central regions of Vietnam), has been added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Photo exhibition on Vietnam-Laos relations opens in Vientiane

A photo exhibition on Vietnam-Laos relations opened at the Lao National Cultural Hall in Vientiane on December 6 to mark the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

The event promotes reading culture in the community in Mai Chau.

(HBO) At Mai Chau District Cultural Center, there was a mobilization event to develop reading culture in the community in Mai Chau. The event was attended by leaders from the Library Department - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Leaders of Mai Chau district People's Committee; Good Neighbor International organization(GNI); Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Representatives of the Commune People's Committees, the pupils, and many classes of people in Mai Chau district.

Foreigners in Da Nang to show off talents

Foreigners working and living in the central city of Da Nang will compete in ‘Da Nang’s Expat Got Talent 2017’, themed ‘New Year coming’, at the city’s Trung Vuong Theatre on December 17-18.

Poet Mai Van Phan receives Swedish prize

Hai Phong-based Mai Van Phan has become the second poet from Vietnam to win the prestigious Cikada Prize.

‘Em Chua 18’ wins major triumph at Vietnam Film Festival 2017

‘Em Chua 18’ (Jailbait) by director Le Thanh Son, overcame 16 other nominees to win the Golden Lotus Award for best feature film in the 20th Vietnam Film Festival, which wrapped up in Da Nang City on November 28.

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant: Symbol of Vietnam-Russia friendship

HBO – For nearly 30 years, the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant has operated well, providing a huge amount of electricity for the country. This plant is a symbol for the faithful Vietnam-Russia friendship.

Mai Chau town preserves Thai ethnic minority’s culture

(HBO) - Mai Chau town of Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh province) has made concerted efforts to preserve and promote typical cultural features of the Thai ethnic minority group, said a local official.

Photo exhibition on Vietnam, Laos relations opens in Hanoi

A photo exhibition on the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Laos was launched by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi on November 27.

Vietnam Film Festival 2107 marks new changes to win audiences

The Vietnam Film Festival 2017 kicked off in the central coastal city of Da Nang on November 25 with a a number of new changes as compared to the previous editions to offer a fresher festival to satisfy the local audience.

Student art display on Book Street explores UK rivers

Six works of art by students from Hanoi secondary schools are on display at the Rivers of the World exhibition on Book Street, also known as December 19 Street.

Preserving the cultural values of villages in Hoa Binh Reservoir

(HBO) - Beside the special advantages, Hoa Binh Lake’s scenery, which cannot be found in any other places, is charming. Many villages and ethnics living in the lake area have still maintained their unique cultural values, creating the fascination and interesting experiences for the interior and exterior tourists of the province.

Winners of Vietnam Cultural Heritage photo contest awarded

The 16 winners of the Vietnam Heritage Photo Award 2017 were honoured at an award ceremony on November 21.

Culture week to spotlight Vietnam’s natural heritages

The Green Heritage Culture and Tourism Week is being held in Hanoi on November 20-23 with a focus on honouring Vietnam’s natural heritages and raising public awareness on preserving the country’s biological diversity and environment.

Week highlights great national unity, Vietnam’s cultural heritage

A week themed "Great National Unity – Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage” kicked off at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in Hanoi, on November 18.

Keeping the countryside’s soul in the city

With the hope of preserving the countryside’s features in the city, over nearly the past two months, members of the Mothers’ Club in Ho Chi Minh City have organised special markets every Sunday. In addition to introducing unique products from trade villages, the ‘amateur small traders’ introduced visitors to a green lifestyle with safe and environmentally friendly food sources.

Cham people in Binh Thuan celebrates Kate festival

The Cham people in Binh Thuan province are marking the Kate festival with traditional rituals to remember their ancestors, while praying for good weather, abundant crops and long life.

The Unique of Thac Bo Cave

(HBO) - Thac Bo Cave belongs to the relic complex of Bo Waterfall, which is an ideal destination known by many people and attracts a lot of tourists to visit Bo sacred Temple and enjoy Hoa Binh Lake.

Daegu city’s culture, arts introduced in HCM City

A festival themed "Colours of Daegu City” opened in the evening of November 12 as part of the Ho Chi Minh City-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017.

APEC 2017: Cultural events to offer delegates’ visits

A series of cultural activities will be held through November in the central city and Hoi An for delegates to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and the APEC Voices of the Future Forum. An exhibition of 28 paintings by 14 artists from the central and Central Highlands regions are on display at Da Nang city’s Fine Arts Museum until November 25.