Society

Book of folk songs tugs heartstrings

Le Giang says many people who talked to and sang for her as she traversed the country collecting folk songs would burst into tears when they saw themselves in her new book.
Culture - Sports

Vietnamese cultural days begin in South Africa

“Vietnamese Cultural Days in South Africa” began in Pretoria on August 31 to celebrate the 64 th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (Sept. 2) and the 16 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (Dec. 22).
Culture - Sports

Inner Mongolian dancers visit

Artists from The Ordos Music and Dance Troupe from China ’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region will showcase their tradition music, songs and dances in Hanoi and Hai Phong this week.
Culture - Sports

Exhibition shows horrors of war

Overseas Vietnamese, foreigners and local authorities gathered at the Union of Friendship Organisations on Aug. 10 to commemorate those who have died or fallen ill because of the toxic chemical Agent Orange, used during the American War.
Culture - Sports

Tay ethnic group’s charming village

Located in the heart of the Ba Be National Park in northern Bac Kan province, Pac Ngoi hamlet is one of a few hamlets that still keeps to the traditions, customs and habits of the Tay ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam.
Society

Expatriates eager to promote homeland images

Nguyen Nga, who has lived in France since the age of 10, has never forgotten her Vietnamese origin and has devoted herself to promoting her homeland’s culture for years, throughout her university studies.
Culture - Sports

Folk festival attracts tourists and locals alike

As many as 31 troupes of performers and artists from 24 ethnic minority groups in Phu Yen flocked to a festival of culture, sports and tourism on June 30 to prepare for the National Tourism Year that the central province will host in 2011.