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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Vietnam’s tug-of-war games, ritual receive UNESCO’s certificate

A ceremony was held in Thach Ban ward, Hanoi’s Long Bien district on April 7 to receive a certificate of UNESCO recognition of the sitting tug-of-war games and rituals at local Tran Vu temple as part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Hùng Kings’ death anniversary observed in Thailand

Over 200 overseas Vietnamese living in UdonThani province and adjacent areas in Thailand were brought together at a ceremony on April 7 to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hùng Kings, the legendary founders of the Vietnamese nation.

Vietnamese Buddhist Association in RoK looks towards homeland

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a requiem at Phung An pagoda in Seoul on April 7 to pray for national peace and prosperity in Vietnam.

Hùng Kings to be commemorated in Laos

The death anniversary of the Hùng Kings, the legendary founders of Vietnam, will be observed in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on April 5-6.

Vietnamese, Cambodian religious officials hold talks

Head of Vietnam’s Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng said he wishes that the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion would create favorable conditions for overseas Vietnamese following Buddhism and Caodaism in the country to join religious activities.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha offers aid to victims of Mozambique cyclone

A ceremony was held in Maputo, capital city of Mozambique, on April 1 to hand over aid of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee, Buddhist followers and Overseas Vietnamese community in Mozambique to victims of cyclone Idai, which hit the country’ central region in March.

Festival of Colors - HOLI 2019 slated for early this month in Hanoi

The Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam will organize the Festival of Colors - HOLI 2019, one of the biggest Indian festivals, at Kinder Park in Tay Ho District, Hanoi on April 7, expecting to bring the true Indian cultural spirit to the capital city.

Buddhist nun prays for Vietnamese workers who died in Japan

Rows of wooden mortuary tablets inscribed with names line an altar at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, silent testimony to Vietnamese people who died after coming to Japan to work or study.

Tran Quoc pagoda listed among world’s ten incredibly beautiful ones

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi has been listed by UK travel website wanderlust.co.uk among ten incredibly beautiful pagodas from around the world.

Seminar on ancient books, Han Chinese, Vietnamese Nôm scripts in Da Nang city

A seminar on ancient books and Han Chinese and Vietnamese Nôm scripts was held on March 23 in Da Nang city.

Xoe Thai dance, Cham pottery seek UNESCO’s heritage recognition

Vietnam will soon officially ask the UNESCO to consider putting the country’s Xoe Thai dance in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Cham pottery making art among Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

US' annual human rights report not reflective of reality in Vietnam

The 2018 annual human rights report of the US Department of State does not reflect the true situation in Vietnam, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng in response to reporters’ queries during a regular press conference in Hanoi on March 14.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha receives US Embassy delegation

Senior Venerable Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee Thích Đức Thiện hosted on March 13 a reception for visiting Counselor Noah Zaring of the US Embassy in Hanoi.

Vietnam pledges to keep up efforts to promote civil, political rights

The UN Human Rights Committee held a session on March 11-12 in Geneva, Switzerland to review Vietnam’s third national report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Quang Ninh province goes vibrant with Cherry Blossom – Yellow Apricot Festival

The 2019 Cherry Blossom – Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Festival kicked off at the Yen Tu Truc Lam Culture Centre in Quang Ninh province’s Uong Bi city on March 9.

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