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Hanoi’s relic sites reopened to tourists on May 14 after a temporary closure due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Crowds of Buddhists joined in celebrations held at Quan Su pagoda in Hanoi on May 7 to commemorate the birthday of Lord Buddha, also known as Vesak, which falls on the 15th day of the fourth lunar month.
Implementing the directives of the Prime Ministers and instructions by local authorities, local religious organizations in Kon Tum province have proactively engaged in efforts preventing the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Soc Son district in Hanoi played host to the launch of the Soc temple festival on January 30, the sixth day of the first lunar month, with a mix of thousands of Buddhists and festival goers in attendance.
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.