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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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A trip to Tra Co communal house in Quang Ninh province

With the typical architecture of a Vietnamese communal house, the 600-year old Tra Co communal house in Tra Co ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, has become a popular religious and tourism site for visitors.

Vietnam announces 8 more national intangible cultural heritages

The Culture, Sports, and Tourism Ministry issued on March 9 a decision announcing eight additional national intangible cultural heritages.

MOHA holds meeting on preparing work of NA election

The Ministry for Home Affairs held on March 10 a meeting on preparation works for the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils in religious communities.

Buddha statue destroyed by Taliban makes appearance as 3d projection

Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan’s rugged central highlands, one of the country’s famed Buddha statues made a brief virtual return Tuesday night as a three-dimensional projection filled the alcove that hosted the statue for centuries.

Vietnam makes inroads into COVID-19 vaccination coverage

Negotiations between the Ministry of Health and vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Gamaleya are underway to ensure COVID-19 vaccination coverage as soon as possible.

Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use ‘Allah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the word “Allah” to refer to God, in a major decision in a divisive issue for religious freedom in the Muslim-majority country.

Religious people in Bac Kan join hands in environment protection

Over the past years, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) in Bac Kan and local religious organizations have launched practical models for environment protection and climate change adaption in residential areas and religious communities, contributing to raise positive changes in awareness and practical actions in religious communities.

Hanoi: Huong Pagoda festivals to reopen on March 13

A number of relics and places of interest in Hanoi such as Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, Tay Ho Temple reopened on March 8.

Hanoi begins COVID-19 vaccination

 Thanh Nhan Hospital in Hanoi on March 9 began giving COVID-19 vaccine shots to 30 staff members who are in regular and direct contact with sources of infections, becoming the first unit in the city to deploy the vaccination programme.

GCRA holds meeting on International Women’ Day

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Trade Union held on March 8 a gathering on occasion of the 11th anniversary of International Women’ Day and the 1981st anniversary of Hai Ba Trung uprising.

Public Security in Bac Lieu presents national flags to local religious organizations

Responding to a plan of the government Committee for Religious Affairs, the Public Security Department in the southern province of Bac Lieu has launched a program for advocating the national flag raising at religious places and followers’ home.

Election communications to be promoted in ethnic minority areas

The National Assembly (NA)’s Council for Ethnic Affairs and the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs held a meeting in Hanoi on March 5 to discuss communications activities in ethnic minority areas regarding the upcoming general elections.

Huong pagoda gets ready for reopening

The departments of health, culture and sport and the committee for religious affairs of Hanoi had on March 5 a working session with My Duc District’s authorities to check plans for epidemic prevention and control at Huong pagoda and preparations for reopening.

Hanoi to re-open religious establishments, relic sites on March 8

Religious establishments, relic sites and tourist attractions in Hanoi will re-open on March 8 with preventive measures being still in place after they were temporarily closed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hanoi asked to enhance State management of culture

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vương Đình Huệ wants the capital to improve State management over the culture and sports sector this year since culture remains an instrumental part of the city.

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