Monday, 08 Feb 2016
Lunar New Year – biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam
The Hanoitimes - ​The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) is the biggest and oldest festival in Vietnam, bringing its people together to celebrate the sacred and meaningful annual event.
Nation’s 30-year renewal accomplishments and lessons
The Hanoitimes - The 30-year Doi Moi (Renewal) period has been a critical period in the country’s development, featuring a profound and comprehensive transformation and a huge revolutionary cause undertaken by the entire Party and people towards the goal of a strong nation where people enjoy wealth, democracy, justice and a civilised lifestyle.
Tasks assigned to Politburo members
The Hanoitimes - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed a decision assigning tasks to Politburo members on February 4.
Vietnam, Mexico set up joint committee on investment and economic cooperation
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam and Mexico have agreed to establish a joint committee on trade, investment and economic cooperation.
Investors in a race for the food market
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s food market is at its busiest ever, as investors are pouring into the industry on the back of local people’s increasing demands for food and beverages.
Phu Quoc emerges as investment hub
The Hanoitimes - Phu Quoc island has been thriving, turning itself into a tourism and investment hub in southern Vietnam thanks to many large-scale projects that have helped build its reputation among investors.
Japan eases short-term visa requirements for Vietnamese nationals
The Hanoitimes - The Japanese Government announced on February 2 that the country will officially relax short-term visa requirements to nationals of Vietnam and India from February 15.
Vietnamese can visit Hue Imperial Citadel free of charge during Tet
The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese visitors, including overseas Vietnamese, will be able to visit the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from February 8-10 (the first to third day of the Lunar New Year) for free.
Recommendations for expats staying in Vietnam for Tet
The Hanoitimes - As the Vietnamese Lunar New Year approaches, local tour operators have begun offering a number of activities in the hope of providing foreign tourists, as well as expats, with local experiences during the country’s biggest national holiday.
Hanoi to host festival reproducing ethnic cultural identities
The Hanoitimes - "Colours of Spring from every corner of the country" festival will be organised from ​February 10-15 (the third to eighth day of the first lunar month) at Hanoi's Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture-Tourism Village.
Numerous visitors attend 2016 Calligraphy Writing Festival
The Hanoitimes - Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports opened the 2016 Calligraphy Writing Festival in the Temple of Literature on February 2 with an exhibition themed "While drinking water, remember its source".
Quan An Ngon opens traditional Tet market
The Hanoitimes - Quan An Ngon on February 2 opens a Tet Market Day, a traditional culture of Vietnam, to give locals and foreigners in Hanoi the taste of traditional characteristic foods.
Tra fish exports to UK increase sharply
The Hanoitimes - Tra fish exports to the UK hit 46 million USD last year, an increase of 13.9 percent against 2014, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
TPP generates opportunities and challenges
The Hanoitimes - The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 4th after 20 rounds of negotiations. The deal will generate momentum for national development but will bring grave challenges as well.
Fostering Vietnam-Australia trade opportunities in TPP
The Hanoitimes - On February 1, a forum held in Sydney discussed about Vietnamese and Australian trade opportunities that will be created by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.
Spring Flower Festival colours Ho Chi Minh City
The Hanoitimes - Ho Chi Minh City’s annual Spring Flower Festival opened at Tao Dan Park and on Cong Truong Quoc Te Street on February 3 as part of activities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet).
President opens HCM City's flower street
The Hanoitimes - President Truong Tan Sang led leaders of the country and Ho Chi Minh City in a celebration kicking of the annual Nguyen Hue Flower Street in HCM City on February 5.
Dong Ho folk painting greets Lunar New Year
The Hanoitimes - Dong Ho folk painting artisans in Song Ho village, Thuan Thanh district, northern Bac Ninh province have made the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival more colourful with the centuries-old art form they are pursuing.
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Homeland flavor in Lunar New year
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