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Vietnam affirms value of Buddhism on International Day of Vesak

Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, praised the values of Buddhism during an event to celebrate the International Day of Vesak held in New York on May 2.

Sri Lankan parliament speaker visits VBS headquarters in Hanoi

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya led a delegation to visit the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on April 26 during his official visit to Vietnam from April 23-27.

Vietnamese Ambassador to US welcomes Mormon Church representatives

Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Phạm Quang Vinh has met with a high-level delegation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), including Elders Gary Stevenson and Gerit Gong, in Washington DC, the US.

Overseas Vietnamese to celebrate Hùng Kings Festival

Various cultural activities will be held worldwide to celebrate the  Hùng Kings Memorial Day which falls on April 25.

Art performance raises funds for Vietnamese pagoda in Japan

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association (VBA) in Japan on April 15 organised an art performance to raise funds for Dai An pagoda in Saitama prefecture.

Iranian Parliament Speaker begins official visit

Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Ardeshir Larijani arrived in Vietnam on April 15 for an official visit at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.

Buddhist church delegation to visit three Eastern European countries

A delegation the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) is on a visit to Hungary from April 15-17 at the invitation from Dharma Gate Buddhist Church in Hungry.

Lao traditional New Year celebrated in Hanoi

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh wished the Party, State and people of Laos happiness and a successful New Year when attending a ceremony to welcome their traditional Bun Pi May festival held by the Lao Embassy in Hanoi April 12.

HCM City marks traditional New Year festival of neighbouring countries

A ceremony was held at Pho Minh Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 11 to celebrate the traditional New Year festival of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Chol Chnam Thmay festival in Cambodia

The General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians (GAVC) held a ceremony to celebrate the Cambodian traditional New Year Festival Chol Chnam Thmay in Phnom Penh, on April 7, which attracted more than 200 Vietnamese Cambodians.

Seminar on Vietnamese, Korean Buddhism history held in Korea

A seminar on history of Korean and Vietnamese Buddhism was jointly held by the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City and Academy of Buddhist Studies under Dongguk University on April 5.

India helps translate ancient inscriptions in My Son Sanctuary

The Sanskrit inscriptions on steles at the UNESCO world heritage My Son Sanctuary in central Quang Nam province will be translated into Vietnamese and English as part of a joint project between Vietnam and India.

Special Easter Celebration for Korean Presbytarians in Hanoi

The Korean Presbyterian congregation in Hanoi had a particular Easter Day this year at a solemn ceremony held on April 1 as it has received the formal registration certificate from the municipal government for its group religious activities at an independent venue.

Overseas Vietnamese in Laos holds requiem for fallen soldiers

A requiem to commemorate Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives to defend national sovereignty was held in Phat Tich Lao pagoda in Vientiane capital, Laos on March 25.

GCRA receives DIVA delegation from Korea

Director of International Relation Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Đức Vinh hosted on March 16a reception for a visiting delegation from Korean Deajin International Volunteers Associations (DIVA)  led by President Kim Wan Yong. 

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