National poetry day opens in HCMC
The 8th Vietnam Poetry Day was held by the Vietnam Writers’ Association at the Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City on February 24 in coordination with the HCMC Writers’ Association.
Work starts on largest hotel in Lao Cai
Works began on a four-star hotel on February 23 in the misty mountainous town of Sapa in Lao Cai Province.
Ancient objects found at former Hoa Lu Capital
A host of ancient objects dating back to the 10th -18th century have been discovered at the Hoa Lu ancient capital relic in the present-day northern province of Ninh Binh.
Vietnamese expatriates in Belgium warmly welcome new spring
A gathering of overseas Vietnamese to celebrate Tet took place in Belgium on February 20, the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, attracting Vietnamese expatriates from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and France.
Yen Tu Buddhist spring festival begins
Thousands of tourists and pilgrims flocked to the opening ceremony of this year’s Yen Tu Spring Festival in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on February 23, the tenth day of the first lunar month. Yen Tu has so far welcomed over 250,000 visitors since the first day of the Lunar New Year and its festival will last three months during spring.
Vietnamese day in Hungary    (Feb 23, 2010)
Vietnamese day in Hungary
A Vietnamese day will be held at the Corinthia Royal Budapest on February 25 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Hungary diplomatic relations.
Collectors display artefacts from Asia's ancient cultures
Hanoi collectors found their own way to celebrate Tet — by displaying more than 100 artefacts from Vietnam and neighbouring countries at an exhibition that opened in the capital.
Vietnam, Russia to step up culture cooperation
Vietnam and Russia set to further boost collaboration in art and culture from 2010 to 2012 after signing a cooperation programme in Hanoi on February 23.
RoK’s folk paintings introduced in Vietnam
A number of folk paintings of the Republic of Korea (RoK) are displayed at an exhibition which opened in Hanoi on February 23.
Vietnamese culture day held in Denmark
The Embassy of Vietnam in Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish-Vietnamese Association (DVA), has organised a “Day of Vietnamese Culture” in the capital city of Copenhagen.
Saigontourist receives first maritime tourists of the year of the Tiger
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) has received thousands of foreign maritime tourists in the first days of the year of the Tiger. The cruise liner Costa Allegra anchored at the NaviOil Port in Ho Chi Minh City on February 23, bringing 1,250 foreign tourists and crew.
Hanoi welcomes 120,000 foreign visitors
The number of foreign holidaymakers to Hanoi during this year’s Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival increased sharply reaching 120,000, reported the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Border youth camp kicks off in Lang Son
Thousands of young people from Vietnam’s northern border province of Lang Son and a Chinese youth delegation are attending a spring camp starting on February 22 in Dong Dang Town, Cao Loc District, Lang Son Province.
Huyen Tran Temple Festival kicks off
Some 3,000 local residents attended the Huyen Tran Temple Festival which kicked off February 21 at the complex of temples in the central city of Hue's Ngu Phong Mountain to worship Huyen Tran Princess and her father, King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308).
President attends tree planting, ploughing festivals
State President Nguyen Minh Triet launched the Tree Planting Festival for this year at the Dong Van Industrial Zone in the northern province of Ha Nam on February 20.
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