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Ba Ra Shrine Festival recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

Thay pagoda festival 2021 hosts no festive activities

Religious committee in Ninh Thuan has exchange meeting with local VBS chapter

Officials of Tay Ninh provincial government visit Khmer &Ta Mun communities on Chol Chnam Thmay festival

Temple of Martyrs in Xuan Loc inaugurated

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Government Religious Committee supports medical gloves to Post & Telecommunication Hospital

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Director of the Department for Buddhist Affairs Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên on March 23 presented 10 boxes of medical gloves to Hospital of Post and Telecommunication in Hanoi.

Mass for Catholic ordination of deacon held in My Tho diocese

My Tho diocese held on March 19 a solemnly ceremony at the diocese Cathedral for ordinary deacons in the diocese.

Vietnam hoped to produce COVID-19 vaccines in late Q3

Vietnam is expected to have the first batch of locally-produced COVID-19 vaccines at the end of the third quarter of 2021.

Top legislator chairs National Election Council’s 4th sitting

Preparations for the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 have been made in line with law and on schedule, with no problems affecting the elections, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân told the National Election Council’s fourth session in Hanoi on March 22.

Xuan Dinh festival 2021 held in Temple of Literature in Vinh Long

Xuan Dinh festival dedicating to Confucius took place on March 20 at the Temple of Literature historical – cultural relic site (Van Thanh Mieu) located in Ward 4 of Vinh Long city.

Meeting highlights development of ethnic and mountainous areas for 2021-2030

The steering committee for the national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic and mountainous areas for 2021-2030 convened a meeting on March 22 under the chair of Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình.

Hue archdiocese marks 25th years of Carmel monastery’s reopening

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of VN cum Archbishop of the Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh on March 19 solemnly offered a mass for kicking off the holy year marking 25 years of the Hue Carmel monastery’s reopening.

Major seminaries of Catholic Church in Vietnam

The Catholic Church in Vietnam currently has 11 training institutions, including the Catholic Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, nine major seminaries and one major seminary branch.

New evangelical congregation churches established in Binh Duong, Quang Tri

Bau Bang evangelical congregation belonging to Cay Truong chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) (ECVN) in Binh Duong made its debut at a ceremony held on March 17 in the province’s Bau Bang district.

Quang Tri: Various activities to celebrate Road 9 - Southern Laos victory

In the framework of the Scientific Workshop at the level of the Ministry of Defence " Road 9 - Southern Laos Victory 1971, historical and real value", the delegate of the Steering Committee for the workshop offered incense to commemorate the heroic martyrs at the National Road 9 Martyrs' Cemetery, in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province, on March 18.

State Vice President visit Chanh Giac Zen monastery in Tien Giang

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh paid on March 18 a visit to Chanh Giac Zen monastery located in Tien Giang province’s Tan Phuoc district.

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh visits VBS executive committee in Soc Trang

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh paid on March 18 a visit to the Executive Committee of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s chapter in Soc Trang province, on occasion of her working trip in Western provinces.

PM Orders Consideration of "Vaccination Passports", Gradual Resumption of Int'l Flights

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged relevant ministries and agencies to consider gradual resumption of international flights and stay prepared for application of “vaccination passports”.

ARF workshop talks regional cooperation in maritime law enforcement

The third ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on enhancing cooperation in maritime law enforcement was jointly held on March 16 and 17 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the European Commission.

Forest God worship ritual recognised as intangible cultural heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has officially recognised the Forest God worship ritual carried out by the Mong ethnic people of Si Ma Cai district in the northern province of Lao Cai as part of national intangible cultural heritage.

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