Savouring the beautiful melodies of ‘Quan Ho’ singing at Lim festival

Savouring the beautiful melodies of ‘Quan Ho’ singing at Lim festival

NDO – In the soft spring drizzle on the first days of the lunar month, local amateur and professional Quan Ho (love duet) singers flocked to Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province to celebrate the annual Lim festival. (Mar 01, 2018 17:36:44)


Overseas Vietnamese in France keep Tet traditions alive

  Feb 19, 2018 15:42:27
NDO – The Association of Vietnamese People in France (UGVF) held a get-together at Pavillon Baltard, Nogent sur Marne city, France, on February 18, to welcome in the Year of the Dog with musical performances and traditional cultural displays.  

Colours of spring across the country

  Feb 18, 2018 15:47:38
NDO – A new spring has blossomed across the country, bringing an exciting and joyful atmosphere among people everywhere. From cities to rural areas, from remote mountainous areas to sea and islands, every region is coloured with brilliant flowers and people dressed in their most beautiful garments, creating a picturesque painting of spring. 

A peaceful Hanoi on the first day of Lunar New Year

  Feb 17, 2018 16:02:37
NDO - There was as light chill to the air as rain drizzled down in the early morning of the first day of Lunar New Year. On some of the deserted streets around Hanoi, a few people ventured out for a stroll to enjoy the peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.  

Vietnam welcomes Lunar New Year with glittering fireworks

  Feb 16, 2018 10:00:44
NDO – Dazzling displays of fireworks lit up the skies across Vietnam at the stroke of midnight on February 15 (the last day of the last lunar month), as Vietnamese people welcomed in the Lunar New Year 2018 – the Year of the Dog. 

Bamboo pole put up in reminiscence of Tet in old days

  Feb 15, 2018 16:00:07
NDO - The age-old tradition of erecting a bamboo pole, known as cay neu, to celebrate the Lunar New Year has virtually gone, but recently the custom was revived in a village on the outskirts of Hanoi, bringing back memories of Tet in days bygone.  

Calligraphy festival preserves ancient beauty of Tet

  Feb 15, 2018 15:48:46
NDO – Hanoians have flocked to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) on the occasion of each Lunar New Year (Tet) to look for calligraphy works in hope of bringing happiness, success, wealth and health in the new year.  

Colour of spring in Da Nang

  Feb 15, 2018 15:20:37
NDO – Brilliantly coloured flowers have been planted along the Han River as well as to the north and south of the Dragon Bridge, creating an atmosphere of spring in the central city of Da Nang.  

Warm up to a cozy fireplace in uplands

  Feb 14, 2018 11:29:33
NDO – For ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous areas which are under year round cloud cover, a wood burning stove is indispensable for every home, particularly in the cold winter. 

Hanoians gather as one to make Banh Chung

  Feb 13, 2018 11:26:12
NDO - The Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival is coming and Hanoians are eager to prepare and wrap Banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) - a traditional cake of Vietnamese people during this occasion.  

Hanoi streets blooming into colour to welcome a new spring

  Feb 12, 2018 16:32:56
NDO – With only a few days until the lunar New Year, a busy and joyful atmosphere has filled every corner of Hanoi. Streets and entertainment revenues around the city have been decorated with bright, fresh floral displays. Flower markets are crowded with shoppers, and people are carrying an air of excitement as they welcome a new spring. 

Vietnamese free carps to bid farewell to Kitchen Gods

  Feb 08, 2018 16:56:56
NDO – Vietnamese families are busy preparing to bid farewell to the Tao Quan (Kitchen Gods) on the 23rd day of the last month of the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 8 this year. This is one of the most sacred and meaningful annual events that signals the start of the Lunar New Year. 

Hanoi Old Quarter a hive of activity as Tet draws near

  Feb 07, 2018 09:17:48
NDO – The streets are brimming with busy people as they flock to local shops in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to prepare for the most important traditional festival of the year – the Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Hanoi charity market held for patients and poor ahead of Tet

  Feb 04, 2018 15:16:21
NDO – A charity market was held at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on February 3-4 to bring a warmer Tet to the poor in the capital city.  

Colourful street murals in Hanoi

  Feb 03, 2018 17:43:38
NDO – The murals painted on the sealed archways of the railway viaduct on Phung Hung Street, Hanoi have been completely finished, bringing a new, lively look to the area.