Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many overseas Vietnamese students will not be able to return to Vietnam to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays (Tet). Hoang Thi Phuong, 19, a freshman at GUu State University of Management (Russia), said: "This is my first year away from home. I have to do everything by myself, sometimes I miss home a lot.” Hoang Thi Phuong. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Vietnamese student association in Russia organized a cooking contest which helped with Phuong’s homesickness. She will have a New Year’s Eve party with her dormitory friends. For Nguyen Huyen My, a student at Université catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), France, this is the third year welcoming the New Year in a foreign land. Nguyen Huyen My. Huyen My said that most of the time she learns directly at the school and online only in case of force majeure. This year, My cannot return home when the cost of travel and quarantine is about 6,000 dollars. … [Read more...] about The Lunar New Year of overseas Vietnamese students
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Another year! You survived one more rotation of the earth! And you’re still in one piece! Today is a great one to celebrate regardless of the condition of your bank account, love life or job – you are still alive! Amazing, isn’t it! Yayyy! I know you are feeling okay because you’re actually able to read this. If you are still hung over from New Year’s Eve, sleeping it off or passed out in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, clearly you have no idea what I’m writing about. Eggs, bacon and one Bloody Mary, please! I wonder what do vegans use for a hang-over cure? So what’s in store for 2019? Well, for expats, more visa runs. For the Viet Kieu, more haggling over new hotel construction contracts and for the locals, time to start a new business! Probably a shop selling the same thing as the other fifty shops in the same street. At least Vietnamese are optimists! Depends on how you want to look at it… are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you read a lot of fake news? Is your life … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day…Here we go again!
In particular, the GDP’s leader visited GDP’s agencies and units, the Military Institute of Traditional Medicine, Central Military Hospital 108, GDP’s Office, and the Department of Military Security Protection. During the visits to the Department of Organization and Mass Mobilization, Military Youth Advisory Board, and Military Women Advisory Board, Sr. Lt. Gen. Do Can congratulated the agencies and units on their achievements obtained in 2021. Notably, they made recommendations to GDP’s leaders to raise the effectiveness of task performance; proposed measures to protect security and information safety; gave advice on Party and political work to higher levels. In addition, mass mobilization activities were effectively carried out by the agencies and units. To ensure security and safety before and during the lunar New Year holiday, the agencies and units have strictly maintained duty regulations. They have also provided financial support to troops and their families and organized … [Read more...] about GDP’s deputy chief extends New Year wishes to agencies and units
The Tet holiday is no less special for Vietnamese citizens who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot travel back to their homeland for the most special time of year. Instead, they have found creative and imaginative ways to celebrate in their adopted countries. Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, owner of Spar supermarket in the Zonhoven region in Belgium, introduces lean pork paste, a traditional Tet food, to local people in her town. VNA/VNS Photo Huong Giang Vietnamese businesswoman Nguyen Thi Minh Lien is one of those who cannot travel back to Vietnam this year. She is the director of a private Vietnamese product import company in Brussels and is always busy with her job. She spends most of her time studying European standards of imported goods and seeking ways to bring more Vietnamese agricultural products to Belgian markets. She has learnt how to operate the accounting and administrative system of Belgium and the spending habits of local consumers. Lien works almost … [Read more...] about Distance doesn’t stop overseas Vietnamese from finding special ways to celebrate Tet
Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber (L) and Norwegian Ambassador Grete Lochen make Tet biscuits at Hope Box (Photo: Screenshot) Hanoi (VNA) – On the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tet), Ambassadors to Vietnam of the G4 countries, namely New Zealand, Canada, Norway and Switzerland, have visited Hope Box, a shelter for victims of gender-based violence, in Hanoi. The ambassadors and women in Hope Box made Tet biscuits and spread the message of “hope” in the new year. Through the special visit, the diplomats expressed their hope to contribute to raising awareness about gender equality and preventing gender-based violence in Vietnam. New Zealand Ambassador Tredene Dobson expressed her delight to welcome her first Tet in Vietnam, describing it a great opportunity to learn from some extraordinary women about what this holiday means to the people of Vietnam and to share some stories of “Hope” for the New Year. “2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Tigers are known for their courage, … [Read more...] about G4 Ambassadors spread messages about gender equality in Vietnam
HCMC has 88 Omicron variant infection cases so far Deputy Director of HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) Nguyen Hong Tam reported that the city has recorded 88 cases of Omicron variant, including 5 community ones. “All 5 community cases are related to one patient coming from the US as informed before. No more new community cases have been detected so far. Among the 88 Omicron cases, 7 have mild symptoms like mild fever, chills, sore throat”, said the Deputy Director. In addition, the pandemic status of HCMC lately has gradually become more positive, with only 138 new cases and 6 deaths on January 23. This is the third week that HCMC has stayed green – the safest zone. HCDC warns that all residents in the city strictly observe the 5K rules to protect themselves against all Covid-19 variants, especially when Tet Holiday is coming and people normally move around a lot. Viet Nam welcomes 8,500 int’l visitors since resuming tourism As of January 23, over … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 25