Viet Nam News Taking a look at Christmas through the eyes of Catholics sheds fresh light on the celebration and what it means to them. An Phương reports. Christmas has forever been my favourite time of the year. Bustling HCM City, dazzling Christmas banners and sparkling lights always give me so much joy during this festive season. To be honest, I often take Christmas for granted. But it can be celebrated by everyone, young and old, men and women, religious or not. Recently, I saw an article in the New York Times which mentioned that “religious elements of Christmas are emphasised less now than they were in the past”. For the first time, I began to think beyond how people in general view Christmas, but how Catholics, particularly in HCM City, celebrate it, and how people like me, a Buddhist, enjoy this as a cultural event. Việt Nam has four main belief groups, including folk religion, Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, and other minor belief … [Read more...] about Christmas, a joyous festival for all!
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An artwork at the exhibition (Source: cthomasgallery.com) Hanoi (VNA) – Outstanding artworks by 17 Vietnamese painters are being displayed at Craig Thomas Gallery as part of the CTG Nomad project in New York from September 23-26. Among the paintings are “Khoang trang” (White space) by Le Thuy, “Co gai Vung cao” (Highland girl) by Ngo Van Sac and “Hoa Thang Tu”( April’s flowers) by Nguyen Tuan Dung. CTG Nomad is Craig Thomas Gallery’s roving gallery project to bring Vietnamese contemporary artists to the great art cities of the world. The artists featured in the CTG Nomad NYC – 2018 include many of the country’s prominent painters under 40 years old, with several of them under 30. They hail from all corners of Vietnam and work with a variety of materials and a diversity of art practices. Their styles reflect a myriad of influences. Some innovate with traditional materials like silk or do paper while … [Read more...] about Vietnamese painters’ works put on shown in New York
The Hanoitimes - RCI has announced its annual ranking of the world’s top must-visit destinations that should be on every solo traveler’s bucket list. Vietnam has been ranked second among the five must-visit destinations across the world, according to a list released by RCI, a largest timeshare vacation exchange network in the world. Vietnam shines in RCI’s world’s must-visit destinations for solo travelers list. Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. It is a land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, according to RCI. “Vietnam has a lot to offer for solo travelers, once you break through the initial barrier, Saigonese are friendly and open. You can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets,” RCI wrote. In addition, RCI has some words of advice for travelers that they can enjoy walks on the streets … [Read more...] about Vietnam shines in RCI’s world’s must-visit destinations for solo travelers list
Forbes has predicted that Vietnam is on the path to become a hot spot for IT outsourcing and will soon become a world powerhouse in this field. Vietnam has progressed towards promoting IT development, calling for investment from tech giants around the globe - Photo: sggp.org.vn The New York-based business magazine has run an article by Anna Frazzetto - a leading expert on digital technology and technology solutions working for the recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider Harvey Nash - said that Vietnam is emerging as a potential IT outsourcing centre. The prestigious US magazine described Vietnam as “a small but mighty outsourcing powerhouse in the Asia-Pacific,” saying that it is a country few would think to equate with Silicon Valley but “one with a tech spirit and talented population that reminds many of the industrious beginnings of America’s storied technology epicenter.” The fact is, IT outsourcing in Vietnam is fairly … [Read more...] about Forbes: Vietnam to become IT outsourcing powerhouse