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Vietnam’s mud ball wrestling a unique world tradition

Young men compete in a marsh to grasp the ball during the three-day festival at Van Village in Bac Giang Province.

An ancient wrestling ritual in north Vietnam is one of the world’s most extraordinary traditions, the National Geographic reports. The ball wrestling festival at Van village, in the northern province of Bac Giang’s Viet Yen District, is held from the 12th to the 14th of the fourth lunar month every …

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Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?

Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi

Though originated from China, distinctive Moon Festival celebrations across Asia add up to the diversity of humanity as a whole. Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of “Otsukimi” (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in …

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Japanese culture highlighted at festival in Hanoi

Japanese culture will be in the spotlight at the Japan Day – Fullmoon Festival, which will take place on September 23 in the Manor Central Park urban area in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai district. The event, organised to mark 45 years of diplomatic relation between Vietnam and Japan (September 21, 1973), …

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Quang Nam’s girl crowned Miss Vietnam 2018

Great charity experience: Tran Tieu Vy of Quang Nam (middle) was crowned Miss Viet Nam 2018 yesterday. Bui Phuong Nga and Nguyen Thi Thuy An were the runners-up

Tran Tieu Vy of Quang Nam overcame 42 other finalists to take the crown of Miss Viet Nam 2018 in the grand finale of the pageant in HCM City yesterday. Vy is well-suited to succeed in competition at international pageants. The 18-year-old woman was listed in the top three of …

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HCM City hosts Vietnam-Japan festival

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. Addressing the event, Nguyen Cong Tanh, President of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City, said that the Vietnam-Japan relations have been in the best …

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Latte art competition lures baristas

PCA - Professional Coffee Athletic Viet Nam attracts 26 baristas in Hanoi to compete.

The first Latte Art Competition will be held in Hanoi and HCM City by Professional Coffee Athletics Viet Nam (PCA). The competition is part of a coffee fair which will take place in Hanoi on September 16-17 and in HCM City on October 20-21. A total of 26 professional baristas …

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X Factor’s Shayne Ward to perform in Hanoi

The X Factor’s Shayne Ward will perform at Hanoi’s National Convention Centre on October 6. — Photo courtesy of organiser

English singer and actor Shayne Ward will perform together with Vietnamese artists at a concert in Hanoi on October 6. The concert Live for Love is part of the Viet Nam Green Architecture Week held in October. It helps spread a message of going green and protecting the environment, according …

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Exhibition highlights women’s role in disasters

Lifeways: The exhibition displays the replica of a corner of a local house during the flood season in the central Quảng Bình Province.

Vietnamese shares rose on both local markets yesterday. Financial firms, including banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms, made gains. The benchmark VN Index rebounded 0.7 per cent to close at 575.91 points after declining by 0.8 per cent in the previous two trading sessions. The HNX Index on the Hà …

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Vietnamese filmmakers to join workshop in Phnom Penh

Selected authors from Southeast Asian countries will develop their documentary projects at the Bophana Centre between February 22 and March 5.

Vietnamese filmmakers will join their Southeast Asian colleagues in a documentary script-writing residence and a documentary co-production meeting in Phnom Penh. The selected authors will develop their documentary projects from February 22 to March 5 at the Bophana Centre. One trainer from Germany, a writer and director himself, will mentor …

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