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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The Maslenitsa Festival in Russia

The Maslenitsa Festival in Russia

3/31/2016 - 17:43

(VOVworld) - March marks the transition between winter and summer. In Russia, March is even of special importance because it’s time for the Maslenitsa Festival.

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Onigiri - A symbol of family love in Japan

Onigiri - A symbol of family love in Japan

3/23/2016 - 16:12

(VOVworld) - At first glance, Onigiri- Japanese rice balls- seem too ordinary to represent the quintessence of Japan’s cooking arts, unlike a colorful tray of sushi. Yet, the simple-looking rice balls mean a lot- it is considered the symbol of family love in Japan.

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Diwali Festival 2015 - A night of light in Hanoi

Diwali Festival 2015 - A night of light in Hanoi

3/23/2016 - 15:56

(VOVworld) - Diwali, the festival of lights is India’s biggest most important holiday of the year. The festival has been brought to Hanoi by the Indian embassy to introduce India’s unique culture to Vietnamese people. Dieu Ha reports:

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Hungarian folk dance - a dance of improvisation

Hungarian folk dance - a dance of improvisation

3/23/2016 - 11:13

(VOVworld) - Hungarian folk dance probably dates back to the Middle Ages. The dance often draws compliments and praise for its free-style and extraordinary rhythms. Yet in the modern era when young people are crazy for the international pop culture, how can Hungarian folk dance survive?

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Mekong Ceramics: The Fine Art of Commoners

Mekong Ceramics: The Fine Art of Commoners

3/23/2016 - 10:48

(VOVworld) - Running through 6 countries with an estimated length of 4,350 km, the Mekong is the longest river in the southeast Asia region and is home to many unique cultural features, including ceramics. Made by generations of Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese people, ceramic products from this region are considered by many people to be the fine art of commoners,...

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From Crepes to Cremep Brulee: French pastry to claim top of the world

From Crepes to Cremep Brulee: French pastry to claim top of the world

3/17/2016 - 17:44

(VOVworld) - It’s not an exaggeration to say French people have spent centuries perfecting the art of pastry for nothing: France nowadays owns one of the most popular and refined pastry cultures in the world. Just a bite of French Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Berries Tart or Lemon Soufflé can elevate the whole heavy meal and turn it into a symphony...

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How to eat like the French

How to eat like the French

3/16/2016 - 16:52

(VOVworld) - French people have a national pride in many things, and French cuisine is definitely one of them. It is no surprise that in a country so famous for its gastronomy, many traditions and customs are centered on food. Today we meet again with Silen, the French pastry chef who has spent almost 5 years working in Hanoi, to...

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Vietnamese Tet’s cultural images through Tet stamp-set

Vietnamese Tet’s cultural images through Tet stamp-set

2/18/2016 - 10:42

(VOVworld) - Celebrating the New Year 2016 and Year of the Monkey in Asian culture, the Ministry of Information and Communications recently issued the stamp-set “Year of the Monkey”. Designed by artist Nguyen Du, it depicts cultural aspects of the Vietnamese New Year and reflects good wishes and good luck from the artist to people in all parts of the...

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The Great British Pub

The Great British Pub

1/26/2016 - 16:46

(VOVworld) - Renowned worldwide, the great British pub is not just a place to drink beer, wine, cider, or even something a little bit stronger, it is a unique social center, very often the focus of community life in villages, towns and cities throughout the length and breadth of the country. In today’s Cultural Rendezvous, Joshua Zukas joins us to...

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Delicious German style-cakes for dessert

Delicious German style-cakes for dessert

1/21/2016 - 13:37

(VOVworld) - Do you know that Germans, popularly known for their hardworking, efficient and disciplined characters, have quite a history in baking? Although not as famous as France in terms of pastries, Germany is home to several sweet treats that have been adopted by bakers from around the world. In today’s Cultural Rendezvous, Kitty Krause, from Schwerin, Germany, will talk...

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Belcholat – The taste of Belgium

Belcholat – The taste of Belgium

1/13/2016 - 15:13

(VOVworld) - You can travel around the world and ask people what comes to mind when you mention Belgium. In most cases, the answer will be: chocolate – surprisingly or not. But what is it about Belgian chocolate that makes it so smooth, flavorful, and melt in your mouth irresistible? When and how did Belgium become synonymous for top-quality chocolate?

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Belgian beer- the taste of Belgium

Belgian beer- the taste of Belgium

1/5/2016 - 19:37

(VOVworld) - Have you ever seen someone take a sip of beer and say: “That tastes Belgian!”, and when you take a sip of the same beer, you instantly know what they’re talking about? What is that taste? Today, VOV talks with Kevin Bourdeaux - “the man of beer” who comes from Dinant, Belgium, a famous place for brewing Belgian...

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Indian Films Festival 2015

Indian Films Festival 2015

12/29/2015 - 13:43

(VOVworld) - An Indian film festival is being held in Vietnam for the first time until late December 2015, and will show the 8 most popular Indian films over the last decade to Vietnamese audiences. Bollywood and the Indian film industry in general are now considered a tough competitor to Hollywood. How did they accomplish that? What else do we...

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British Tea Culture

British Tea Culture

12/17/2015 - 10:56

(VOVworld) - Welcome to Culture Rendezvous on VOV24/7 with me, Ngoc Diep. British Tea Culture, we all know it exists, we all know it’s important, but what exactly is it? In today’s show, Joshua Zukas of the UK will tell us about this special culture. Hello Josh, welcome to our show. Could you please briefly introduce yourself?

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Volunteer Fire Brigade – Germany’s pride

Volunteer Fire Brigade – Germany’s pride

11/6/2015 - 13:45

(VOVworld) - Many big German cities are protected by volunteer fire brigades as well as by professional fire fighters. Under German law, every small town or village must have a volunteer fire brigade to quickly respond to emergency situations in that town or village, or in the adjacent area. In today’s edition of Cultures Rendezvous, let’s find out how Volunteer...

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