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.
Spring festival starts for 1,000th birthday of Hanoi
A large spring festival took place around the Hoan Kiem Lake in the capital city of Hanoi on February 20, raising the curtain for a series of festivities to welcome the 1,000 anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Nearly 400 Vietnamese nationals in Germany’s Halle City gathered together to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival on February 20, the seventh day of the Year of the Tiger.
Huong Pagoda Festival opens   (Feb 22, 2010)
Huong Pagoda Festival opens
The Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival opened in Hanoi’s outskirts district of My Duc on February 19 or the sixth day of the first lunar month, attracting around 60,000 Buddhist pilgrims and tourists.
Festival to honour heroic Trung Sisters opens
A festival to commemorate two national heroes Trung Sisters (Trung Trac and Trung Nhi), who led the country against northern invaders 1970 years ago, opened in Hanoi’s outskirts district of Me Linh on February 19.
Festival recalls Dong Da victory over Qing invaders
A festival was held in Hanoi on February 18 - the fifth day of the first lunar month - to celebrate the 221st anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory over 200,000 Chinese Qing invaders.
Tet cake festival held in Nha Trang
The Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Resort Hotel & Spa held its annual Tet Cake Festival to welcome the Lunar New Year in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, on February 15.
Largest tray of fruit made for Lunar New Year Festival
The country’s largest tray of fruit and cereals was displayed in front of the Temple of Literature in Cao Lanh City in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap from the first to the third day of the Lunar New Year (February 14 to 16).