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Tradidtional Laos’ New Year – Boun Pi Mai

Boun Pi Mai festival is Lao New Year Parade. This festival is usually hold from 13th to 15th of April annually calendar.  It is one of the most exciting festivals which attract a large number of tourists from all over the world to Laos. Boun Pi Mai or splashing water festival is one of special characters of Asian Culture. It has many different names in other countries. For instance, Boun Pi Mai is called “Songkran” in Thailand, Chol Chnam Thmey in Cambodia. Nevertheless, each of them has different activities depending on the original religion.

Local Hoa Hao Buddhist Church in Tien Giang holds general meeting for 2019 – 2024 tenure

The Executive Board of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church’s chapter in An Thai Trung commune of Tien Giang province’s Cai Be district held on April 02 the general meeting for the 2019 – 2024 tenure.

Culture Ministry informs of issues concerning Ba Vang pagoda

Minister - Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng chaired the monthly press meeting on April 2.

Khmer folk singing festival opens in Soc Trang

The first Southern Khmer folk singing festival kicked off at an opening ceremony held on April 02 in Soc Trang provincial radio and TV station.

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.

UN Chief warns against rising anti-Muslim hatred

Chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday against growing hatred of Muslims, less than a month after a deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand killed at least 50 people.

Archaeological artifacts found in Gia Lai stuns historians

Large numbers of domestic and foreign researchers and managers in archaeology have gathered in an international seminar on skills of An Khe early stone age held in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on March 30.

Government Religious Committee leader receives IGE delegation

A delegation from the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) led by Director John Charles Boyd paid a visit to the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on April 1st.

Israel discovers 2,600-year-old seal

A 2,600-year-old stone seal and a seal impression bearing Hebrew Biblical names were uncovered at the archaeological site of the City of David in ancient Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Sunday.

Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies

Pope Francis on Friday made it compulsory in law to report the sexual abuse of children within the Vatican and in its diplomatic missions worldwide.

Cultures of Vietnamese ethnic groups to be highlighted

Activities themed around the “Colours of Vietnamese ethnic groups” will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism from April 1 to May 2, to celebrate Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day (April 19).

Ha Nam province heightens security for UN Day of Vesak 2019

The Public Security in Ha Nam province’s Kim Bang district has heightened campaigns for ensuring security and traffic safety, ahead of the UN Day of Vesak 2019.

Buddhist monastery in Can Tho holds 13th Youth &Buddhism camping

The 13th “Youth and Buddhism” camping program took place from March 30-31 in Southern Truc Lam Zen Monastery located in Can Tho province.

Legion of Mary in Cai Be & Tan An deaneries attend Mass

The Legion of Mary in Cai Be and Tan An deaneries under My Tho diocese pilgrimaged to the diocese’s pilgrimage center located in Ba Giong parish in Tien Giang province’s Chau Thanh district for attending a mass held on March 25.

Festival honours Mother Goddess of Water

The annual festival featuring the worship of ‘Mau Thoai’ (Mother Goddess of Water), is taking place in Hoa Xuan Ward, Cam Le District, Da Nang from 25 and 27 March.  This interesting event has attracted a great deal of attention from locals and visitors.

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