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Dolta Ceremony and Ox Racing Festival

Dolta Ceremony and Ox Racing Festival

Time: From the 29th day of the eighth lunar month to the 1st day of the ninth lunar month (or to the 2nd day of the ninth lunar month in… Read more »

French domination period (1857-1945)

French domination period (1857-1945)

On August 31, 1858, a French naval squadron attacked Danang, launching several episodes of a war of colonial conquest waged by French imperialism between 1858 and 1884 and resulting in… Read more »

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival

Time: From the 23rd to the 27th day of the fourth lunar month, main festival day is on the 25th of the fourth lunar month. Place: Ba Chua Temple at… Read more »

Independent Vietnam (since 1945)

Independent Vietnam (since 1945)

In the summer of 1945, popular discontent reached a climax and revolutionary action involving both political and armed struggle proliferated throughout the country, from north to south, in villages and… Read more »

Ooc-om-bok Festival

Ooc-om-bok Festival

Time: In the evening of the 14th day and the 15th day of the tenth lunar month. Place: In the yards of the pagodas or of the residents’ houses, ngo… Read more »

Sea village festival opens

Sea village festival opens

The Vietnam Sea Village Festival opened on August 1 in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan with participation of troupes from the south-central coastal provinces. The opening ceremony will… Read more »

Vietnam Traditional Pottery and Ceramics

Vietnam Traditional Pottery and Ceramics

Pottery has taken form early in Vietnam. According to ancient document, pottery appears in Vietnam ten thousand years ago. Following information is general outline of pottery and ceramics appearance through… Read more »

Large crowds enjoy Quan The Am Festival

Large crowds enjoy Quan The Am Festival

Thousands of people, visitors and Buddhist monks and nuns attended the opening ceremony of Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival on July 19 morning. At the festival held in Bang… Read more »

Vietnam Climate

Vietnam Climate

Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall,… Read more »

Rice cooking competitions

Rice cooking competitions

During Tet, a number of villages in northern and central Vietnam hold cooking contests that may sound simple, but follow strict and complex rules: Cooking in the wind and rain…. Read more »