Wine - the pride of the French

Wine - the pride of the French

7/19/2016 - 10:36

(VOVworld) - France produces 7 to 8 billion bottles of wine per year, which amounts to 20% of the world’s production. Wine is part of French culture, where buying a bottle is a ceremony and tasting is an art. Let’s find out more in VOV’s Culture Rendezvous about what makes its wine drinking culture the pride of the French.

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The Netherlands – The bicycle heaven of the world

The Netherlands – The bicycle heaven of the world

7/7/2016 - 10:57

(VOVworld) - According to Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, there are more bicycles than residents in this country. Here 27% of all trips and 25% of trips to work are made by bike. With more than 18 million bicycles and 1,2 million new ones sold every year, the Netherlands is considered a cyclist’s heaven....

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Slovenian Lent Festival: two weeks of multicultural experience

Slovenian Lent Festival: two weeks of multicultural experience

6/28/2016 - 12:41

(VOVworld) - Summer festivals are an indispensable part of many countries’ cultural and social life. The largest outdoor festival in Slovenia, the Lent Festival in Maribor, is a feast of folk and modern arts, cuisine, and sports. Today VOV talks to Eva Zvikart, a Slovenian expat in Hanoi who comes from Maribor, about the festival.

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French baguettes and techniques for making the bread from natural yeast leaven

French baguettes and techniques for making the bread from natural yeast leaven

6/20/2016 - 16:32

(VOVworld) - Bread baguettes are very common in France as well as in Vietnam. The secret behind a scrumptious baguette with a perfect crispy crust and soft interior is a natural yeast leaven, the traditional French technique for making baguettes which has been handed down from generation to generation in France. Today we’ll introduce to you this special type of...

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“Angels of Italy” night, a blend of Vietnamese, Italian culture

“Angels of Italy” night, a blend of Vietnamese, Italian culture

6/9/2016 - 13:00

(VOVworld) – To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic, the Italian Embassy in Hanoi hosted an “Angels of Italy” night at the Italian Cultural Center, Casa Italia. On the evening of June 2nd, Casa Italia and Le Phung Hieu Street, where the center is located, became an Italian square where an audience enjoyed Italian and Vietnamese music accompanying...

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Belgian cartoons – the 9th art

Belgian cartoons – the 9th art

6/8/2016 - 9:37

(VOVworld) - Have you ever read the Belgian comic book series “Adventures of Tintin”? Did you know it is famous around the world and has been published in more than 70 languages? Let’s find out more in an interview with Frederic Ceuppens, First Secretary at the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam.

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Minhwa - A Folk Art That Touches The Soul Of The Korean People

Minhwa - A Folk Art That Touches The Soul Of The Korean People

6/2/2016 - 16:02

(VOVworld) - Minhwa or Korea’s folk painting is an integral part of Korea’s culture. It is known to convey the mythology, religion, and views of the Korean people. This month, more than 40 pieces of Minhwa art are on display at an exhibition titled “Ancient Seoul and Korean traditional folk paintings” to introduce to people in Hanoi one of the...

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Korean Royal Embroidery

Korean Royal Embroidery

6/1/2016 - 14:25

(VOVworld) - Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with a needle and thread. In order to introduce Korean Royal embroidery to Vietnamese people, an exhibit of famous South Korean embroidery artist Lee Jung Hee was staged recently in Hanoi. The Korean cultural center is running the exhibition to introduce the beauty of traditional Korean art.

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Festival of Lights in Lyon – the magic colors

Festival of Lights in Lyon – the magic colors

5/26/2016 - 10:59

(VOVworld) - When it comes to festivals, people often think of lively music, games, or parties. But the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France, happens in a silent and peaceful atmosphere. It’s where you can see public buildings, town squares, and city parks all become canvases for works of art that light up the night sky. VOV’s talk with Yoan...

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Hanbok, the traditional costume of Koreans

Hanbok, the traditional costume of Koreans

5/16/2016 - 15:20

(VOVworld) - The Koreans love their traditional costume Hanbok just as the Vietnamese love Ao Dai. Hanbok appears at weddings, funerals, folk festivals, special anniversaries and many other Korean events. The term Hanbok means "Korean clothing". One Korean phrase regarding the shape of the outfit is 'upper is narrow, lower is wide'. Today we talk with Park Nark-jong, Director of...

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Eating Habits in Germany

Eating Habits in Germany

5/12/2016 - 15:14

(VOVworld) - Each region in Germany has its own specialties and variations. Some say that the cooking and eating habits there are greatly influenced by the French and has more of an Eastern European flavor. Today we talk to with Paula Fabricius, a volunteer at the Volunteer for Peace Vietnam who comes from Northern Germany, to learn more about general...

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French Perfume – the powerful fragrance

French Perfume – the powerful fragrance

5/5/2016 - 14:08

(VOVworld) - When it comes to the art of perfume, no country ranks more highly than France. France has been the heart and soul of the world’s perfume industry. French perfumes, like their wines, are famous around the world for their character and originality. Today VOV talks to Mr. Yoan Guyon, a French engineer, again about French perfume, the powerful...

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The King’s Day of the Dutch: Time of orange madness!

The King’s Day of the Dutch: Time of orange madness!

4/26/2016 - 15:41

(VOVworld) - Koningsday or the King’s Day is the official birthday celebration of the King of Netherlands. It is held each year with parties, street markets, concerts and special events in honor of the royal family. King’s Day is one of the biggest Dutch national holidays when people really immerse themselves in an orange madness. Today we talk with Julia...

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Irish Gaelic football

Irish Gaelic football

4/22/2016 - 13:59

(VOVworld) - Most countries have their own sport displaying their national spirit. Irish Gaelic football stands out as a ball sport where people play with both their hands and feet. Today VOV talks to Jim Kiernan, secretary of the Viet Celts Gaelic Football Club, who has played Gaelic football for more than 30 years, about the sport.

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Tour de France - the world's most famous bicycle race

Tour de France - the world's most famous bicycle race

4/21/2016 - 16:05

(VOVworld) - As the most watched and publicized bike race in the world, the Tour de France is one of the most famous races. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, the Tour de France won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took this annual event to their hearts which placed their towns,...

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Fashion Designer Diego Chula on Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai

Fashion Designer Diego Chula on Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai

4/6/2016 - 12:08

(VOVworld) - The Vietnam’s traditional long dress, known as Ao Dai, has become the symbol of the Vietnamese feminine beauty, and the pride of the Vietnamese people for Ao Dai designs has been modified to be more than just a piece of traditional clothing only to wear on formal occasions. Today, we talk with Diego Chula, a Spanish fashion designer,...

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Baseball – the leading sport in Venezuela

Baseball – the leading sport in Venezuela

4/6/2016 - 11:55

(VOVworld) - In Venezuela, sports play an important role in people’s lives. Of all the sports, baseball attracts the greatest number of participants. Today VOV talks to Ms Maikki from Venezuela, a baseball player, to find out why Venezuelan people love baseball so much.

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Cosplay: the Culture of Immitation

Cosplay: the Culture of Immitation

4/4/2016 - 13:32

(VOVworld) - Costume role-play or cosplay has become more than a fashion trend. It’s now massive network of costume enthusiasts, spread around the globe. Why has it attracted so many devoted Vietnamese fans? We’ll find out in today’s Culture Rendezvous.

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The Sacred Last Meal of The Year

The Sacred Last Meal of The Year

4/4/2016 - 11:20

(VOVworld) - The last day of the lunar year is very important to Vietnamese people. The feast eaten in the evening of this sacred day tends to be more abundant and elaborate than usual, as it will be offered to ancestors at the family altar. Today VOV explores this beautiful and meaningful custom of the Vietnamese people.

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Koreans’ celebration for Lunar New Year

Koreans’ celebration for Lunar New Year

4/4/2016 - 11:03

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese people have been enjoying the first month of the Lunar New Year in bliss and joy. But in Korea, the land some 3000 km away from us to the north, how do people there celebrate the biggest festival of the year? Let’s find out with Yu Jinah, a Korean marketer who is currently working in Vietnam.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A: The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influences from Confucian and Buddhist ideology. It is a significant day not only for...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...