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From hygee to hogmanay: how the world celebrates the festive season

From hygee to hogmanay: how the world celebrates the festive season

A global research released by Diageo examines the shape of modern festive celebrations and shows the continuing importance of the centuries old tradition of making a toast at this time of the year.

Nha Trang–Khanh Hoa sea festival slated for June

Nha Trang–Khanh Hoa sea festival slated for June

The Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa sea festival 2017, the eighth of its kind, will take place in the south central province of Khanh Hoa on June 10-13, with nearly 50 social, cultural and sport activities.

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Hanoi: calligraphy fest to run during Tet

Hanoi: calligraphy fest to run during Tet

As many as 77 penmen will join the 2017 Calligraphy Writing Festival at the Literature Lake at Temple of Literature, Hanoi from January 21 to February 11.

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4 ways to celebrate TET holidays in Hanoi

4 ways to celebrate TET holidays in Hanoi

The Ibaraki Day, Lantern, West Town and Hapu Village Festivals are just a few of the plethora of new year celebrations Hanoians can partake in over the TET holidays to ring in the New Lunar Year.

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Street artists compete for prizes, adulation in HCM City

Street artists compete for prizes, adulation in HCM City

Thousands of pedestrians recently crowded Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in HCM City to enjoy a multi-disciplinary Street Art Contest featuring hip-hop dance, a street symphony orchestra, rock bands, a magic show and other performances.

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The art of making branches from copper wire

The art of making branches from copper wire

Would you believe that bonsai trees made from copper wire can be as beautiful as the real thing? Le Duy Duc, manager of the Handmade Art page on Facebook, can confirm this is the case.

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Artist to share philosophy behind Tet altar

Artist to share philosophy behind Tet altar

The Hanoi Culture Space will host a roundtable discussion with painter and antique collector Nguyen Manh Duc on January 13.

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Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time

Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time

Eighteen national treasures recognised by Vietnam’s authorities over the past period are being presented under a special exhibition held for the first time by the National Museum of Vietnam History in Hanoi.

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Hanoi’s Temple of Literature gets a new coat

Hanoi’s Temple of Literature gets a new coat

The Temple of Literature in Hanoi has recently looked brighter with new white walls, which was done in an attempt to clean and preserve the centuries-old relic.

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Harmful Vietnamese festival practices banned

Harmful Vietnamese festival practices banned

Traditional festivals comprising violent activities and causing chaos are to be stopped or changed, authorities and cultural managers said at a conference in Hanoi on January 10.

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Vietnam’s first trampoline park Jump Arena resounding success

Vietnam’s first trampoline park Jump Arena resounding success

Jump Arena, Vietnam’s first indoor trampoline park, is set to open its doors to the public.  Trampolining is a form of dance and acrobatics on taut strong fabric, a sport that has been gaining popularity over the years, especially in the US, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Girl group’s first-ever show set for a major stage

Girl group’s first-ever show set for a major stage

The Con Gái all-girl music band will perform their first live show, Điều Ngọt Ngào (Sweet Things), this Sunday at Hà Nội Opera House.

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Dancing with classical

Dancing with classical

From the very start it was uncertain what Dancing with Classical at the Saigon Opera House recently would entail. There was no credit for the ballet in the advance publicity, so would it just be an evening of orchestral music with a dance flavor?

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A multicoloured picture of entertainment industry in 2016

A multicoloured picture of entertainment industry in 2016

The entertainment industry in the year 2016 offered the masses a wide selection with an increasing number of cultural activities, arts programmes, and reality television shows, contributing to satisfying the increasing demand for entertainment of people.

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Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed'

Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed'

WASHINGTON: The famed Hollywood sign high in the hills over Los Angeles got a little higher on Sunday (Jan 1), when someone altered two of its letters to make it read "Hollyweed."

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Mariah Carey slammed for botching Times Square countdown show

Mariah Carey slammed for botching Times Square countdown show

Singer Mariah Carey dropped the ball at her Saturday night (Dec 31) performance headlining the New Year countdown at New York's Times Square.

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