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The General Department for Cultural Affairs under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued an official note on February 18 to the Culture, Sports and Tourism Departments of provinces and cities nationwide for indentifying and handling negative behaviors in cultural spring festivals 2019.
The Catholic community in Ba Ria – Vung Tau currently has 87 Catholic parishes and congregations with 261 parishioners.
A festival was held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on February 20 to commemorate the 4,810th death anniversary of Kinh Duong Vuong – known as the first king of the Vietnamese people.
The Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Ha Tinh province in collaboration with Huong Son district People’s Committee held on February 17 the Hai Thuong Lan Ong Festival.
A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Deputy Director of Caodai Affairs Department Đinh Quang Tiến on February 16 meet with the Ante-Creation Caodai Church in Ben Tre province on occasion of Duc Chi Ton (Supreme Being) festival.
A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on February 15 to increase mutual understanding and solidarity between armed forces in Military Region 7 and religions in the region.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện has recently signed a decision announcing 17 new national intangible cultural heritages.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday urged localities and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports to step up inspections of upcoming New Year festival celebrations to ensure the events are held in a solemn and safe manner.
Da Quan pagoda festival in Cao Bang city’s Hung Dao commune kicked off on February 13 (9th of the first Lunar month).
A delegation from Quang Binh provincial authorities paid a visit on February 12 to Hoang Phuc pagoda located in the province’s Le Thuy district on occasion of New Year of the Pig.
Deputy Secretary of Nghe An provincial Party’s Committee cum Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Thái Thanh Quý led a delegation on February 11 to visit and extend congratulations to new Bishop of Vinh diocese Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long.
Vice Chairman of Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee Đặng Quốc Vinh led a delegation on February 10 to visit and extend celebrations to Ha Tinh diocese on occasion of its establishment.
Ben Tre provincial authorirties held on January 29 a meeting with typical religious dignitaries in the locality ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019.
A delegation from the Vietnam Evangelical Church (Southern) in Hau Giang province visited and met with the provincial authorities ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019.
The Ca Mau provincial committee for religious affairs paid visits to several religious organizations in the locality, as well as hosted receptions for visiting religious delegations from January 22-28, ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019.