Traditionally, a wedding of Cham Muslims in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang lasts for three straight days, with a range of different rites and rituals involved. As of today, the ceremony has been shortened to last from the evening until the next morning. While in the past the groom would live with the bride’s family after marriage in line with the matriarchal social system of the Cham people, modern couples are given more freedom to choose their most convenient home. At the wedding, the bride and groom would put on the colorful traditional costumes of their people despite modern development. Cham weddings have also amazed outsiders with their tranquility and coziness due to the fact that no alcoholic drinks are allowed according to Islamic teachings. All the beauty and homeliness of a Cham wedding can be observed through the ‘groom procession’ ceremony in the nuptials between Amine Saly and Sari Yan in Chau Phong Ward, Tan Chau District, An Giang Province. Below are … [Read more...] about Colorful wedding of Cham people in Vietnam
Vietnam Airlines completes longest flight for transporting vaccines A flight of Vietnam Airlines transporting COVID-19 Abdala vaccine from Cuba to Vietnam safely landed at the Noi Bai International Airport on September 26. With a total length of more than 17,000 km, and 20.5 hours of flying, this is the longest flight so far that Vietnam Airlines has operated to transport vaccines. The vaccines on the flight, which used wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9, were kept in specialized equipment, and handed over to the authorized agency immediately after landing. Cuba's Abdala vaccine is considered one of the world's most effective COVID-19 vaccines. Previously, the Ministry of Health had conditionally approved this vaccine for emergency use in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. As a national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines plays a key role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines. Since early 2021, with its fleet and extensive network of routes, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 27
YouTubers can make money if they have one million or more followers. Can theatres and art troupes do this? Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung This was the question raised by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung at a forum on "The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drastic actions by the culture, sports and tourism sector". Le Minh Tuan, Deputy Head of the Department of Performing Arts, said the pandemic has become so serious that it has gone beyond a traditional crisis. It has posed challenges to the performing arts. However, the agency has changed the way of thinking and approach in performing art works. It has encouraged art troupes across the country to arrange and perform art programs with attractive content, eye-catching design and reasonable duration on technological platforms, such as YouTube and other social networks to attract a large audience. The head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recognized … [Read more...] about Can Vietnamese theatres make money online?
In-door hairdressing salons are expected to reopen in HCM City from October 1. — Photo tienphong.vn HCM CITY — HCM City plans to gradually reopen some economic activities from October 1 as the pandemic has been basically put under control in the southern economic hub. Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Lê Hòa Bình has sent an urgent document to authorities of local districts and communes to give opinions on a draft Directive adjusting measures safely and flexibly for effective COVID-19 control and socio-economic recovery. Under the draft Directive, the city will permit the reopening of businesses and production establishments in industrial zones, processing and exporting zones, high tech zones, as well as in districts and Thủ Đức City. Services allowed to reopen include food and drink for delivery, in-door hairdressing salons (allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity), traditional markets, … [Read more...] about HCM City plans to resume some activities from October 1
The Dutycast team Dutycast is a browser/app value-added extension that enables customers to purchase goods from selected global e-commerce sites and marketplaces with ease. In some countries, cross-border shopping can come with hidden surprises around foreign exchange rates, customs duties and local taxes, as well as shipping and other logistics fees (e.g., crating and handling fees, insurance), making the online shopping experience unexpectedly expensive than planned and creating significant challenges for consumers. Dutycast eliminates those surprises as well as other common hindrances such as language and payment methods. This innovative transaction processing tool provides users with a secure and transparent, end-to-end international shopping experience. They can shop multiple stores in different countries and checkout once, paying in their local currency via trusted payment methods and without the worry of FX fluctuations. The global cross-border e-commerce market was … [Read more...] about VinaCapital Ventures takes stake in Dutycast
Vietnam Film Week is aimed at introducing to international friends Vietnamese culture and people through unique meaningful cinematographic works. Seven typical films of Vietnamese cinema will be selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, dubbed or subtitled in English, and sent to the World EXPO 2020 Dubai for evaluation before being widely screened at the event. The poster for the recently emerging Vietnamese film entitled ‘Dad, I’m sorry!’ by directors Ba Sang and Tran Thanh According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai will take place within the framework of the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai, held in the United Arab Emirates. The film week will run from December 30, 2021, to January 5, 2022. The opening ceremony will take place on December 30. Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai aims to introduce to international friends the unique works of Vietnamese cinema; promoting Vietnam’s film industry; … [Read more...] about Vietnamese films will be screened at World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai