World

Laos, Cuba boost ties for mutual benefit

Laos and Cuba always stand by each other and share viewpoints at world forums for social progress and people’s happiness, affirmed Chaleune Ziapauheu, President of the Laos-Cuba Friendship Association.
Buying luck at Vieng Market Culture - Sports

Buying luck at Vieng Market

On the 8th day of the first lunar month people flock to a unique market in Nam Dinh province, which is held only once a year to sell – guess what – bad luck as well as to buy good luck for the year to come.
Culture - Sports

Ethnology museum readies festivities

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will organise a series of interesting events to celebrate Tet holidays from Feb. 19-21, promising an enjoyable experience combining traditional images, sounds and foods of Vietnam’s diverse people and regions.
Society

Reflections on Lunar New Year in Hanoi

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), also known as “Tet ca” (biggest festival), is considered as the most important traditional festival in the whole country for people of the Kinh ethnicity.
Society

Countdown for New Year begins

Traditional Tet favourites like calligraphy markets and flower fairs have begun in HCM City in the week before the lunar New Year.
Society

Guru to give new lease on life

Prabhat Kumar, a yoga guru with the Indian-based international non-governmental organisation Art of Living, is in HCM City to sow the first seeds of its world-renowned exercises.
Politics

Preserving Party’s nature in changing times

A ranking member of the Party Central Committee (PCC’s) Secretariat has stressed the great significance of maintaining and uplifting the Communist Party of Vietnam’s revolutionary nature in the new situation.

Truong Tan Sang, a permanent member of the PCC, made the statement in a presentation at a recent scientific workshop on Party development held on Jan. 26 to mark the 80th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Sang reviewed the proud fighting history and victories of the CPV since it was set up on Feb. 3, 1930.
Politics

Vietnamese, Chinese leaders cheer diplomatic ties

Leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and National Assembly have exchanged messages of congratulation with their Chinese counterparts on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations (Jan. 18).
Society

Flowers bloom for Tiger Year Tet

Although there was less rain during 2009 than usual, the weather was still good for kumquat and peach blossoms , said Chu Duc Toan, owner of a peach garden in Nhat Tan Ward in Hanoi ’s Tay Ho District.