Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
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La Ha ethnic people in Vietnam's northwestern region Like several other Vietnamese ethnic groups, La Ha people attach great importance to their new rice worshipping ceremony to thank their Genies and ancestors for bumper harvests. “At harvest time, we organize a new rice worshipping ceremony to show our gratitude to the genies, invite our ancestors to join our celebrations, and pray for more bumper crops and good health for all family members,” said a La Ha man named Quang Van Chung who lives in Son La province. When the paddy fields turn yellow in September or October, a good day is selected on which a mother and her daughter-in-law will cut some rice in the field and bring it home for the new rice worshipping ceremony. Before cutting the rice, they perform a small ritual to pay respect to the rice. The ritual offerings include a chicken, a duck, a pig, a jar of wine, and two bottles of wine. They also prepare some steamed sticky rice and drinks for their … [Read more...] about New rice ceremony of the La Ha
Sunworld Ba Na Hills Carnaval Each of the five Sun World complexes in Vietnam offers a unique charm that has made the country’s leading destinations even more appealing. The origin of Disneyland On July 17, 1955, Disneyland first opened its doors in Anaheim, California, ushering in a new era of entertainment that would go onto capture the world’s imagination. Now there are a total of 11 Disney operated parks around the globe with five Disneyland locations and six other theme parks. By the end of 2018, Disneyland had welcomed more than 2 billion visitors globally—the equivalent to nearly one-third of the world’s population—since that opening day. For both adults and children, Disneyland is considered a must-see experience—one that they would gladly return to again and again. The theme parks are filled with thrilling rides and magical experiences that whisk all who enter into a fun-filled world. Most visitors agree that one day at Disneyland is … [Read more...] about With world class entertainment and accommodations, Vietnam enters a new era for travel and leisure
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Café Central Villa Pasteur is bringing a new dining experience to one of the city’s most iconic streets in District 3. An exclusive collaboration between internationally celebrated Australian-Vietnamese chef Luke Nguyễn and The Reverie Saigon’s Italian Chef de cuisine Enrico de Martino will usher in a new era of casual dining for the city. The combination of classic Vietnamese and Italian dishes results in a menu that has something for everyone, which is the philosophy that has made the Café Central name one of the most trusted in the local restaurant industry over the last 16 years. Located at 202 Pasteur Street in a beautifully restored colonial-era villa, the stylish venue has a seating capacity of 220 with 40 seats outdoors and three private VIP dining rooms. The restaurant, which officially opened about two months ago, is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and boasts an extensive drink list with … [Read more...] about All-new Café Central Villa Pasteur
People's Artist Thanh Hương People’s Artist Thanh Hương is one of the few celebrated cải lương (reformed theatre) actors and singers in Hà Nội. The capital's audiences will recognise her from gorgeous and melancholic roles like Thúy Kiều in The Tale of Kiều, Trinh Nguyên in The Intellectuals of Thăng Long Imperial Citadel, and Lan Chi in A Life through the Whirligig of Time. Over the past 32 years performing at the Golden Bell Reform Theatre, her talent has been celebrated with nine gold medals. In 2001, Hương was granted the Meritorious Artist award when she was only 29. In January 2016, she was named a People’s Artist by the Government. She sat down with reporter An Vũ to talk dedicating her life to the art of cải lương and the … [Read more...] about The capital’s celebrated cải lương singer