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Long Tong festival in Tuyen Quang

Tens of thousands of locals in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang as well as tourists flocked to Chiem Hoa district on February 12 to join the Long Tong (going to the field) festival.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình attends re-enacted field ploughing festival

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình joined farmers and ploughed a field on February 11, at a festival that dates back to more than 1,000 years ago and has been restored in recent years.

Festival dedicated to nation’s legendary mother

A festival dedicated to Mother Âu Cơ – the legendary mother of Vietnam – opened in Hiền Lương commune of Hạ Hòa district, the northern province of Phu Tho, on February 11 (or the seventh day of the first month of the Year of the Pig).

Dai Tue pagoda in Nghe An opens spring festival

A Spring festival kicked off in Dai Tue pagoda located in Nghe An province’s Nam Dan district at a ceremony held on February 9.

Festival kicks off at Vietnam’s largest pagoda

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Bai Dinh Pagoda festival was held in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 10 or the 6th day of the lunar new year.

Traditional spring festivals kick off across Vietnam

An estimated 50,000 pilgrims flocked to Huong or Perfume pagoda in Hanoi on February 10, the first day of Vietnam’s longest festival. To reach the main pagoda, visitors must take a one-hour boat trip on the Yen stream.

New Year ceremony held in Our Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Centre

A holy ceremony was solemnly held on February 8 at the Our Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Centre located in Quang Tri province for welcoming the Lunar New Year of the Pig.

Con Son-Kiep Bac spring festival 2019 to open next month

The Con Son-Kiep Bac spring festival 2019 is scheduled to take place at the Con Son-Kiep Bac special national relic site in the northern province of Hai Duong from February 14-27, or the 10th-23rd day of the first lunar month. 

Buddhist Chapter in Hanoi extends Tet greetings to municipal auhtorities

A delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s (VBS) Executive Committee in Hanoi city led by Most Venerable Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council Thích Bảo Nghiêm paid a visit on January 30 to Hanoi municipal authorities, ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019. 

Ha Noi’s annual dragon boat race set for February

The annual capital dragon boat race will be held on February 16th and 17th in West Lake, at Lý Tự Trọng Statue Garden, Thanh Niên Road, and Nguyễn Đình Thi Street in Tây Hồ District, said a representative of Hà Nội People’s Committee Department of Culture and Sports.

Ho Chi Minh City leader extends Tet greetings to Tay Ninh Caodai Church

On occasion of a pre-Tet visit to Tay Ninh province, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân visited the Tay Ninh Caodai Church on January 29.

Neu pole erection ceremony reenacted at Hue Imperial Citadel

 A ceremony to plant Neu (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during the lunar New Year) was reenacted at the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Hue City on January 28.

Hanoi leader lauds LDS Church’s performance

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung on January 28 hosted a reception for Evans F.David, President of the Asia Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS Church or Mormon Church). 

Vietnam strongly condemns bomb attacks in Philippines

Vietnam strongly condemns the terror bomb attacks on a Catholic cathedral in Jolo island city in the southern Philippine province of Sulu on January 27, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng has stated. 

New Year gifts to Ho Chi Minh City and Tra Vinh residents

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình visited and presented New Year gifts to Cham ethnic group in Ho Chi Minh City on January 26. 

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