Thousands of lanterns have been raised along a major waterway as temples in Ho Chi Minh City get ready for Vesak.
These lanterns are from Hoi An Town, which is famously known for its traditional lanterns, Phap Hoa’s abbot Thich Quang Minh told VnExpress.
(VOV) -An Indian Buddhist Festival got underway at HCM City's Pho Quang Pagoda on March 7 to introduce Indian Buddhism and promote cultural exchange between the two peoples. Buddhist exhibition stimulates Vietnam-India cultural ties Indian Festival brings food and dance to Vietnam Students join int'l cultural festival in India The four-day event is the result of a joint effort by the Ministry of Culture of India, the Embassy of India, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the People's Committee of HCM City. Distinguished guests at the ceremony included Indian Secretary of Culture Ravindra Singh, senior Vietnamese Buddhist dignitary…... [read more]
The Indian Buddhist Festival 2014, the first of its kind held in Ho Chi Minh City, was kicked off on Friday at Pho Quang Pagoda in Tan Binh District. It was attended by Indian Secretary of Culture Ravindra Singh, senior Vietnamese Buddhist dignitary Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, representatives from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, and more than 2,500 Buddhists in the city. "The event offers Vietnam a chance to learn more about Indian traditions, customs and culture, especially those related to Buddhism," said Le Manh Ha, Vice Chairman of the HCMC People's Committee at the launching ceremony. "As a result,…... [read more]
The 'Vu Lan' Buddhist festival held annually on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month will be celebrated at the Suoi Tien Cultural Park on August 13-14. More than 15,000 Buddhists are expected to take part in prayers and free vegetarian buffets during the two-day festival. Music performances and cai luong shows honoring Buddhism will be highlights of the festival. All Buddhists will get free entry into the Park. The main objective of the festival is for people to express their gratitude and love for their mothers.... [read more]
Dien Bien (VNA) – The third Buddhist festival in Ban Flower season kicked off in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on March 17, attracting many visitors. Numerous events will be held during the thee-day festival, including a requiem for fallen soldiers, a praying ceremony for peace and the second Buddhist Congress of Dien Bien province in 2017-2022 term. The festival is part of the activities in 2017 of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam in Dien Bien province. It aims to enhance the solidarity of all ethnic groups of Vietnam and introduce Vietnamese Buddhism, thus boosting tourism activities in line…... [read more]
PANO - The Indian Buddhist Festival opened in Ho Chi Minh City in the evening of March 7th at Pho Quang Pagoda with the participation of more than 1,500 followers. The week-long festival has many typical programs, including a Buddhist exhibition, "Dharma Darshan", introducing dozens of pictures and artefacts illustrating the life and teachings of the Buddha; Yoga performances; folk dances; food fair ; sand-paintings; sculpture on butter. All programs send a message of peace, encouraging people to be inclined to the good and build a happy life. Le Manh Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh People's Committee said…... [read more]
Thousands of visitors have crowded the Huong Pagoda in My Duc District, Hanoi, as the namesake festival, among the largest of its kind in Vietnam, is just a day away. Thousands of visitors have crowded the Huong Pagoda in My Duc District, Hanoi, as the namesake festival, among the largest of its kind in Vietnam, is just a day away. Although the Huong Pagoda Festival starts on Thursday, the sixth day of the lunar year, a massive influx of visitors has already flooded the venue since Tuesday. According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, vehicles were queuing…... [read more]
HCM CITY ' Cultural centres and art troupes in HCM City have begun a series of events for Vu Lan, an annual Buddhist festival celebrated in the seventh lunar month to eulogise motherly love. Most begin this week and continue until the end of the month. The Suoi Tien Tourist Park in District 9 on Thursday began a programme featuring culinary parties and stage plays that highlights people's gratitude to and appreciation of their mothers. Major cai luong (southern reformed theatre) stars like Vu Luan and Phuong Hang will perform for free on the occasion, saying their art aims to…... [read more]
The Indian Buddhist festival is well underway in Ho Chi Minh City with a series of activities as part of the Indian cultural week from March 5-15. Beginning on March 7, the four-day festival in Pho Quang and Vinh Nghiem pagodas will convey a message of non-violence and thoughtful life philosophy via a photo exhibition. Prayers, sand paintings and sculpture contests are among other note-worthy events. Indian Buddhist monks and nuns will perform Cham dances with masks and outfits unique to the religion's Mahayana sect. Their Vietnamese peers will also stage dances, prayers and meditation. Speaking at the opening ceremony,…... [read more]
Vietnamobile launches street lighting and festivities By Kieu Giang in HCMC Vietnamobile has launched a street lighting and a series of jubilant events called Sweet Orange Festive New Year Celebrations at April 30 Park on Le Duan Boulevard from now until January 5. Sweet Orange Festive New Year Celebrations includes a cell phone photo contest for a trip for two to Hong Kong, a special twin SIM package and many other attractive prizes. Christmas Color Night is a light performance featuring Christmas images and melodious church songs. The New Year Festival from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on December 31…... [read more]
Saigon Chamber Music Festival nurtures local talent Kieu Giang Pianist Antonia Köster and violinist Sindri Lederer from Germany will give lectures during the Saigon Chamber Music Festival - PHOTO: COURTESY OF GOETHE INSTITUT VIETNAM The Saigon Chamber Music Festival slated for August 12-18 will provide an opportunity for local talent to learn from foreign experts. This is the first event to be held in HCMC by Transposition Program, HCMC Conservatory of Music and Goethe Institut Vietnam to help inspire young local artists to learn and improve their knowledge and skills. With help from foreign artists and experts, participants can build…... [read more]