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The Tet Festival in the ancient royal court of Thang Long (now Hanoi) is being reproduced at the Thang Long Royal Citadel Heritage in the capital city.
The annual Gau Tao Festival of the Mong Ethnic people in Mai Chau district, northern Hoa Binh province opened on January 4. It is an age-old rite revealing the cultural features of the locals. The festival is held to pray for good weather and abundant crops. It also provides a chance for the elders to gather and wish each other longevity and bless their descendants with luck and health; and for girls and boys to make a date and pray for happiness all year around.
It is uncommon for Buddhist monks to celebrate Christmas, but the rare moments were captured at churches in the northern Vietnamese provinces of Ha Nam and Quang Ninh this year's celebration.
Many alleys and Catholic villages in districts in Ho Chi Minh city have been lit up with colorful lights and beautiful Christmas cribs.
Shopping malls and churches throughout Hanoi have got into the festive spirt by brightly adorning their buildings with colourful decorations to mark Christmas Eve.
The 17th Youth Day 2019 themed “Coming back to relatives” took place on November 19-20 at Phu Nhai Basilica, Nam Dinh province’s Xuân Truong district with the participation of over 20,000 youth from 11 dioceses in Vietnam North.
The fifth Ben Tre Coconut Festival themed “Coconuts on the Way to Integration and Sustainable Development” took place in the Mekong Delta city of Ben Tre on November 14-20.
Located 30 km east of Hanoi, Nom Pagoda in Hung Yen Province has the largest collection of terracotta statues in Vietnam.
The Nghinh Ong (whale worshipping) Festival opened in Lai Son commune, Kien Hai district, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on November 12.
The Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha is located in Soc Son district, Hanoi city. The Institute is a both Buddhist learning and practicing school.
53 Buddhist monks from the five countries in the Mekong River basin - Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam - will go on an 18-day pilgrimage to call for peace and mutual respect.