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Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

Religious committee in Gia Lai visits local oroganizations

US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

Conference seeks ways to preserve UNESCO-recognised cultural heritages

State officials pay pre-Tet visits to Buddhist dignitaries

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Opening and closing ceremonies broadcast live by Vietnam Television

As approved by relevant authorities, the UN Vesak Day 2014 will be hosted by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and held at Bai Dinh pagoda, Ninh Binh Province from May 8-10, 2014 with the main theme "Contribution of Buddhism towards Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals" 

Hue city: Bich Truc Kindergarten run by the Congregation of the Holy Cross Lovers granted the national standard certificate

On April 24, 2014 Bich Truc Kindergarten under the Congregation of the Holy Cross Lovers held a ceremony to proclaim the decision granting the level-one national standard certificate to the Bich Truc Kindergarten. Attending the ceremony were representatives from relevant local authorities including Mr. Nguyễn Đăng Thạnh, Vice-Chairman of People’ Committee of Hue city, Mr. Phan Nam, Head of the Division for Education and Training of Hue city.

Buddha bathing ceremony celebrates the Chol-chnam-Thmay festival

On April 16 2014, at the Candaransi pagoda (Tran Quoc Thao street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city) a Buddha bathing ceremony was held according to Khmer tradition in the Chol-chnam-Thmay festival. 

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs visits Tien Giang province’s Buddhism Executive Board

On April 11, 2014, a delegation led by Mr. Phạm Dũng – Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) visited Tiên Giang province’s Buddhism Executive Board (Vinh Trang pagoda)

Đăk Lăk: Thousands of people attend the Sacrament of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Sick was initiated at 8am on April 16th, 2014 at Vinh Hoa parish, Giang Son vicariate, Ban Me Thuot diocese, Dak Lak province.

Tien Giang: A workshop held for dissemination of Decree No 92/2012/ND-CP to religious digniaries and deacons

Implementing the 2014 action program for dissemination of law documents, on April 15th, 2014, the Division of Home Affairs and concerned units of Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province held a workshop for implementing the Decree No 92/2012/ND-CP dated November 8th, 2012 detailing and providing measures for implementation of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion for 325 religious dignitaries and deacons of Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Cao Dai religion, Hoa Hao Buddhism, Minh Su Religion,…

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a meeting to review preparations for 2014 UN Day of Vesak

On April 16, 2014, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism Vương Duy Biên chaired a meeting with representatives from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Ninh Binh department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and departments under the Ministry including the National Administration of Tourism, Performing Arts Department, and Cinematography Department.

Gia Lai province: works started for a Buddhist College

On April 15, 2014 at Dien Phu commune, Pleiku city, the Executive Board of Gia Lai province’s Buddhism held a ground-breaking ceremony for the  Buddhist College

Workshop held for training volunteers of UN Vesak Day 2014

On April 15th, 2014 at Quan Su pagoda, a training workshop for volunteers of UN Vesak Day 2014 was held with 850 voluntary youth from several universities in Hanoi.

Jubilant Water festival in Thailand

On April 13 2014, thousands of local people and tourists attended the Water Festival or Songkran festival or the Thai traditional New Year Festival

Binh Thuan province: Spiritual refreshment course for Protestant women

On April 9, 2014, the Protestant Representative Board of Binh Thuan province under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) held a spiritual refreshment course for Protestant women and reelected the Provincial Executive Board for Women Affairs term 2012 - 2016

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs attends and congratulates the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival of Khmer people

On the occasion of the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival of Khmer people, Mr. Phạm Dũng – Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) visited and extended New Year wishes to Khmer Buddhists and people

Government Committee for Religious Affairs receives an US Congressional delegation

On April 15, 2014 at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA), Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice – Chairman of the GCRA received with the US Congressional delegation led by Mrs. Lisa Williams. Attending the reception were also leaders and officials from the Departments of International Cooperation and Protestant Affairs and the Office of the Committee.

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs attends a ceremony to commemorate the passing away of His Holiness Ngô Minh Chiêu of Caodai Tam Thanh Invisible Dazzling Sect

On April 11, 2014 at the Thanh Duc worshipping place No. 264, 30-4 street, Hung Loi ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, the Cao dai Tam Thanh Invisible Dazzling Sect (Caodai Tam Thanh Chieu Minh Tam Thanh Vo Vi) held a ceremony to commemorate the 82nd year of the death of His Holiness Ngo Minh Chieu’s – the first disciple of Caodaism

Nearly 100 nations send representatives to Vesak 2014

As many as 1,500 delegates from 95-100 nations and territories worldwide are expected to attend the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak, held from May 8-10 in Bai Dinh pagoda, Ninh Binh Province.

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