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Leader of authorities in Soc Trang pays visits to Khmer pagodas on Ok Om Bok festival

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc offers incense at Lac Long Quan temple

Keo pagoda in Thai Binh opens autumn festival 2020

Laos: Requiem held for people killed in flooding in central Vietnam

Seminar on religions in South Vietnam held in Ho Chi Minh city

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Islamic community in Tay Ninh province holds Maulid celebrations

The Islamic community in Tay Ninh province held on October 28 the Maulid ceremony making Prophet Nabi Muhammad’s birthday.

Caodai parish in Tay Ninh inaugurates Divine Mother worshipping altar

Binh Minh Caodai parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh city held on October 27 a solemn ceremony for consecration of its Divine Mother worshipping altar.

Vietnam sets new entry rules as int’l commercial flights resumes

Those who enter Vietnam on regular commercial flights will have to pay for pick up and drop off services as well as fees for quarantine at hotels and COVID-19 testing.

Social charities by Hung Quang Temple in Ben Tre

Hung Quang Temple under the Vietnam Pure-Land Buddhist Association was established in 1952 and has nearly 70 years of providing medical charities for local people.

Tu An Hieu Nghia faith prepares for 3rd national congress

The representative committee of Tu An Hieu Nghia Faith (Four Debts of Gratitude) are preparing for its 3rd national congress to take place on November 5-6 at the headquarters of the Faith organization in Tri Ton district, An Giang province.

Buddhist traditional diagnostic clinic in Tien Giang makes its debut

The Hoa Hao Buddhist’s Executive Board in My Tinh An commune of Tien Giang province’s Cho Gao district held on October 24 a ceremony for formally launching its traditional diagnostic clinic.

Festival honouring Vietnamese traditional ritual celebrated in Yen Bai

A trance ceremony, traditional games and photo exhibitions are among activities of the Mother Goddess Worship and Cơm Mới (New Rice) Festivals that are both being held in Dong Cuong Temple in Van Yen District in the northern province of Yen Bai.

Spiritual markers of Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty

Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago off the central province of Khanh Hoa boasts a number of Buddhist temples. These pagodas serve as markers for Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa and are a must-visit destination for soldiers, people on the archipelago and offshore fishermen.

Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City holds graduation and opening ceremony

The Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) solemnly held on October 25 a ceremony for granting graduation certificates and opening the new school year.

Head of Catholic-concentrated village sets good example in community development

Up to 75% of residents in Bac Ha Village in Ky Ha Commune of Ha Tinh province’s Ky Anh provincial city are followers of Catholicism who mainly rely on the off-shore fishery for the living, and Mrs. Mai Xuân Hồ has been serving as the village head for ten years.

Caodai parish in Can Tho starts construction of its oratory

Cai Rang Caodai parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Can Tho City’s Cai Rang district held on October 24 the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the oratory located in the district’s Ba Lang ward.

Caodai training course in Tien Giang disseminates new religious law

Nearly 100 participants of a Caodai training course from 23 Caodai parishes under the Ante-Creation Caodai Church in Tien Giang province’s Cai Lay provincial city, attended on October 22 a session on the Law on Belief and Religion 2016.

VBS in Ha Tinh presents relief aid to flood victims

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Ha Tinh province paid on October 24-25 charity visits to people seriously affected by recent floods in the Central region.

Khmer people’s Ok Om Bok festival opens in Tra Vinh

The traditional Ok Om Bok festival of the Khmer ethnic group was opened in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on October 25.

Colorful Kathina festival held in South Vietnam

Kathina festival, also known as robes or flowers offering ceremony, is often held after the three-month Buddhist summer retreat in order to offer new robes for the monks, thus create merits for oneself and relatives, contributing to bringing peace and good luck for local people.

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