ASEAN-themed children programme awards winners Culture - Sports

ASEAN-themed children programme awards winners

The first ‘Vietnamese children reaching out to the world’ programme, themed ASEAN identities, presented two first, seven second and 14 third prizes as part of its award ceremony held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on December 26 and 27.
OCOP products, specialties to be displayed in Hanoi Business

OCOP products, specialties to be displayed in Hanoi

A fair introducing products meeting standards in the “One Commune - One Product” (OCOP) programme, along with specialties from cities and provinces nationwide, will take place at the Art and Street Food Space in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district from December 17 to 21.
Central Highlands art of wooden sculptures Culture - Sports

Central Highlands art of wooden sculptures

The Central Highlands is not only known for the rich folk culture but is also home to a thousand-year-old treasure of wooden statues. The art of sculpting with wood has interested folklorists because it vividly shows this region’s culture of gongs and epics and the rich spiritual life of ethnic groups living there.
A series of exciting Mid-autumn activities in Hanoi’s Old Quarter Culture - Sports

A series of exciting Mid-autumn activities in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The highlight of this year's activities will take place at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center (50 Dao Duy Tu). Here, the Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board will coordinate with artisans and craftsmen to introduce ways to make traditional toys such as the star-shaped lantern, the doctor, the stickman, the paper mache mask, “phỗng đất” statue, paper kites...
Modern life taking shine off traditional folk toys Videos

Modern life taking shine off traditional folk toys

As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, in the memories of many adults are gatherings where traditional cakes are eaten and simple but colourful folk toys are given to children. In the modern world, however, such toys have virtually fallen into oblivion. Many people are afraid that, one day, traditional toys, which have always been an important part of childhood, will completely disappear.