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Chairman of NA’s Council for Ethnic Affairs pays pre-Tet visit to Khmer Theravada Buddhist Institute

Administrative procedures on ID card issuance for Buddhist dignitaries in Tien Giang

Famous traditional market to be suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic

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Pre-Tet meeting with religious dignitaries in Ninh Binh

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Ministry requests stricter COVID-19 prevention in culture, sports and tourism sectors

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued Document No 5050/BVHTTDL-VHCS on January 5, asking the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to strictly implement COVID-19 preventive measures in culture, sport, and tourism activities.

Seven more relics recognised as special national ones

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved the recognition of seven special national relics, including the architectural relic of Ha Hiep communal house in Hanoi capital city’s Phuc Tho district.

101st birthday of Hoa Hao founder marked in An Giang

The Central Executive Board of the Hoa Hao Buddhist Sangha held a ceremony in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on January 7 to mark the 101st birthday of the founder of Hoa Hao Buddhism, Huynh Phu So.

Turning cultural heritage into strength for national development: Deputy PM Đam

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has urged the National Council for Cultural Heritage to focus more on the preservation and promotion of relics to make them a source of strength for national development.​

Vietnam Golden Heart Fund presents medical equipments to Agriculture Hospital

The Vietnam Golden Heart Fund presented medial equipments to Agriculture General Hospital in Thanh Tri district, Ha Noi city at a ceremony held on January 4.

UNESCO Lists Korea’s Buddhist Lantern Festival as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Yeondeunghoe (연등회) a Korean festival of light popularly known as the Lotus Lantern Festival, traditionally held in the spring to celebrate the birth of the Buddha, has won a place on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual festival can be interpreted as sharing the light of wisdom, compassion, and peace with the world, as well as hopes and wishes for happiness and social harmony.

Mongolia bans traditional White Moon festival celebrations due to pandemic

The Mongolian government on Monday decided not to publicly celebrate the traditional White Moon festival or the Lunar New Year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New head of Catholic parish in My Tho diocese appointed

Priest Antony Phạm Trần Huy Hoàng was formally appointed as Head of Giong Cat parish under My Tho diocese in Tien Giang province’s Chau Thanh district at a solemn ceremony held on December 30.

VBS’s executive board in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 sends reliefs to fire victims

A charity delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Board in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 paid a visit on January 02 to four families severely affected by the fire in Nguyen Duy Street of the District’s Ward 12.

Vietnam to launch trials for second local COVID-19 vaccine in January

The Ministry of Health has granted permission to the Nha Trang-based Institute of Vaccines and Biological Medical (IVAC) to carry out human clinical tests for Covivac, a locally-produced novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, on volunteers in January, two months ahead of schedule.

62 monks take part in the Pāli elementary exam for the 2020-2021 school year

The Solidarity Society of Patriotic Monks in Vinh Long province solemnly held on January the Pāli elementary exam for the 2020-2021 school year.

GCRA presents 500 national flags to VBS chapter in Ba Ria – Vung Tau

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with the Religious Affairs Committee in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province held on December 31 a ceremony for presenting national flags to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in the province.

VBS in Bac Ninh reviews Buddhist affairs 2020

The executive committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s chapter in Bac Ninh province reviewed its affairs 2020 and mapped out key tasks in 2021 at a meeting held on December 30 at its office based in Dai Thanh Pagoda.

Vietnam Presbyterian Church holds 3rd general conference

The Vietnam Presbyterian Church successfully held from December 29-31 its 3rd general conference for the 2020–2024 tenure in Ho Chi Minh city’s Binh Thanh district.

Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh reviews annual affairs

The Representative Committee of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province solemnly held a meeting on December 29 to review its performance in 2020 and approve working plans for 2021.

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