“Dutch Days” in Hai Phong features various cultural activities

“Dutch Days” in Hai Phong features various cultural activities

NDO – Locals in the northern port city of Hai Phong were entertained with an array of cultural activities, jointly held by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Vietnam and the municipal People’s Committee, on September 22, as part of the ongoing “Dutch Days” marking 45 years of Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties (1973-2018).  (Sep 22, 2018 18:05:31)


Age-old artisan keeps the glow of ‘keo quan’ lanterns alive

  Sep 20, 2018 09:38:53
NDO – Artisan Nguyen Van Quyen from Dan Vien hamlet, Cao Vien commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi, is one of the last few artisans who are masters of the art of making ‘keo quan’ lantern, a traditional hand-made lantern with vivid rotating paper-cut figures on the cover. Despite his old age, Quyen still works steadfastly to preserve the traditional craft. 

Belgian jazz quartet to perform in Hanoi

  Sep 19, 2018 17:32:07
NDO - Vietnamese jazz lovers will have a chance to enjoy two concerts performed by renowned musicians including Steve Houben, Grégory Houben, Quentin Líegeois and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse.  

Experts discuss preservation and promotion of Hanoi’s historical sites

  Sep 19, 2018 16:55:16
NDO – Over half a century of preserving and promoting the values of its historical and cultural sites, Hanoi has achieved remarkable results in research, preserving and evoking the potential hidden values of the monuments. 

Oldest fire station in New South Wales to become “Vietnam House”

  Sep 19, 2018 13:21:49
NDO/VNA – The oldest fire station in New South Wales, Australia, will be turned into a “Vietnam House”, its new owner has said. 

New ‘tuong’ play staged to mark Vietnam – Singapore relations

  Sep 19, 2018 11:57:03
NDO – The Vietnam ‘Tuong’ (classical drama) Theatre recently introduced a new play to the public titled ‘Huyen Thoai Ngon Doi Do’ (The Legend of Red Hill) to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Singapore diplomatic relations (1973-2018). 

Thang Long Citadel hosts Mid-autumn festival activities for students

  Sep 18, 2018 19:22:50
NDO – A range of activities will be held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi from September 19 to 23, providing students with an opportunity to enjoy the traditional Mid-autumn festival to the fullest.  

Vietnamese film wins Toronto International Film Festival award

  Sep 18, 2018 18:06:33
NDO – Vietnamese film “The Third Wife” has won the NETPAC award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. 

FIFA Mons to bring Vietnamese audiences closer to European cinema

  Sep 18, 2018 11:44:39
NDO – The third Mons International Romantic Film Festival (FIFA Mons) 2018 will take place from September 21 to 24, at the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (NDSFS), No.465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Hanoi, helping the Hanoi audience to access a part of European cinema. 

Designer longs to blend traditional Vietnamese weaving with Ao Dai designs

  Sep 18, 2018 09:38:23
NDO – In addition to being successful at her business as an Ao Dai designer, Lan Huong has also paid great attention to blending the traditional weaving of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups to her Ao Dai creations and has brought them to fashion shows both at home and abroad.  

Tran Tieu Vy, 18, crowned Miss Vietnam 2018

  Sep 17, 2018 10:32:15
NDO - 18-year-old, Tran Tieu Vy, from the central province of Quang Nam, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2018 on September 16 after edging out 43 other women at the competition in Ho Chi Minh City. 

HCM City hosts Vietnam-Japan festival

  Sep 16, 2018 22:08:54
NDO/VNA – A Vietnam-Japan Festival was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 16 to mark the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations.  

English singer Shayne Ward to perform in Hanoi

  Sep 15, 2018 21:34:20
NDO/VNA - English singer and actor Shayne Ward will perform together with Vietnamese artists at a concert in Hanoi on October 6.  

Mid-autumn festival creates cheerful atmosphere in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

  Sep 15, 2018 11:50:51
NDO – The annual Mid-autumn Festival kicked off in front of Dong Xuan Market on the evening of September 14, as the first event of various activities to celebrate the occasion in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.  

The white jasmine flowers

  Sep 15, 2018 11:35:57
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