The week following the Kitchen Gods ceremony is the busiest week of the year as people tidy and clean up the houses in the belief that this will sweep away any bad luck from the old year. With the utmost care and devotion to the ancestors, my mother was always the one responsible for cleaning the altar, to ensure that none of the objects broke and the incense bowl did not move, even if it were only 0.001 millimeter. (According to Vietnamese belief, moving incense bowl is blasphemous act to ancestors and bad luck might come to the family in the coming year). Meanwhile, cleaning the living room and kitchen will be done by my father and three sisters of us. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
Events in hanoi hcm city on may 13 19
HÀ NỘI — The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised Vietnamese citizens against travelling to areas reporting cases of acute pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) strain or likely affected by the disease as specified by Chinese authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO). … [Read more...] about Việt Nam adopts strict measures for coronavirus
Airports and seaports across Vietnam will also be expanded and upgraded, information technologies will be reformed and improved; implementation of the digital transformation process will be sped up; information and documents on destinations will be digitized, aiming to form and develop an intelligent tourism ecosystem. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to take on harmonious solutions to make tourism spearhead sector
Despite the never-ending debate about maintaining or getting rid of the Lunar New Year or Tet festival in short, it remains one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year among Vietnamese and expats thanks to the beautiful traditional values, singular and meaningful rituals. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
The festival is also attended by 70 foreign artisans from eight cities that have twin-city and cooperative relationships with Hue, namely Takayama, Sasayama, and Saijo of Japan; Gyeongju, Namyangiu, and Dongnae of the Republic of Korea (RoK); Konya of Turkey; and Sao Luix of Brazil. … [Read more...] about Thua Thien-Hue hosts Ao dai festival