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Village well tells local spiritual life

Village well tells local spiritual life

3/23/2017 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – The village banyan tree, water well, and communal house yard have long been icons of the Vietnamese village. A banyan tree gives shade and a village well provides water for the villagers’ daily use. A communal house yard offers a place to conduct cultural activities and religious rituals. According to Vietnamese elders, water represents the source of vitality,...

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International Day of Happiness celebrated across Vietnam

International Day of Happiness celebrated across Vietnam

3/20/2017 - 16:57

(VOVworld) – Ho Chi Minh City authorities are holding a series of events starting Monday to raise public awareness on the history, meaning, and theme of International Day of Happiness, March 20th.

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Bringing hopes to cancer children

Bringing hopes to cancer children

3/15/2017 - 15:02

(VOVworld) - As Tet, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year is just around the corner, many volunteer groups in Hanoi have launched activities in the hope of bringing people a festival of joy. Those activities become even more meaningful for the children who never get a day off from fighting cancer. With the hope of bringing a little happiness to those...

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Tourism Ambassador Jordan Vogt-Roberts: Vietnam is beautiful, its people are friendly

Tourism Ambassador Jordan Vogt-Roberts: Vietnam is beautiful, its people are friendly

3/14/2017 - 17:13

(VOVworld) - Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is the first foreign director to be named Vietnam’s Honorary Tourism Ambassador for a 3-year term.

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“Snack Centralma”- a Vietnamese restaurant in New Caledonia

“Snack Centralma”- a Vietnamese restaurant in New Caledonia

3/11/2017 - 16:18

(VOVworld) – Do you love food and always want to try new dishes? If your answer is yes, join me today for a visit to “Snack Centralma” restaurant in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory in the Pacific, which is serving the best of Vietnamese cuisine. I’ve decided to omit my diet for one day for this experience. What else...

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Wednesday March 8, 2017

Wednesday March 8, 2017

3/10/2017 - 17:59

(VOVworld) - First, we want to congratulate all our female listeners on International Women's Day, a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Remember that all human life springs from women. Smile, all you women, because without you life would be impossible. Enjoy your day to the fullest.

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Muong Lo - cradle of Black Thai culture

Muong Lo - cradle of Black Thai culture

3/10/2017 - 17:31

(VOVworld)- Muong Lo valley in Nghia Lo township, Yen Bai province is famous for delicious rice thanks to its fertile soil. Nestled in mountains, the flat valley is the habitat of several ethnic minorities with diverse cultures and customs.

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Photo exhibition on Truong Sa archipelago to open in Hanoi

Photo exhibition on Truong Sa archipelago to open in Hanoi

3/8/2017 - 16:56

(VOVworld) –100 photos reflecting daily life of people and troops on Truong Sa Islands will be showcased at an exhibition to be opened in Hanoi from March 16 to 20.

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“Charming Ao Dai” contest concludes in Ho Chi Minh City

“Charming Ao Dai” contest concludes in Ho Chi Minh City

3/6/2017 - 16:42

(VOVworld) – A “Charming Ao Dai” contest to promote Vietnam’s traditional costumes concluded on Sunday night in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Devotion music award 2017 nominees announced

Devotion music award 2017 nominees announced

3/4/2017 - 16:18

(VOVworld) – Nominees for the Devotion Music Awards 2017 were announced by the Vietnam News Agency’s Sports and Culture newspaper in Hanoi on February 22. This year, the award has a new category “Best producer of the Year” to bring the total award categories to 19.

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Wednesday February 22, 2017

Wednesday February 22, 2017

2/24/2017 - 16:35

(VOVworld) - We’re very glad to get a letter from David Ansell of Sussex, England, after quite a long time. He listened to our broadcast on January 19 on 7280 khz and rated SINPO at 45433 with moderate fading.

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Experience spectacular road stretches in Ha Giang

Experience spectacular road stretches in Ha Giang

2/21/2017 - 23:54

(VOVworld) - The northern mountainous province attracts tourists to its cool climate and pristine natural landscape.

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The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

2/20/2017 - 14:16

(VOVworld) – Mother Goddess worship, or Đạo Mẫu”, is very popular belief in an agriculture-based country like Vietnam, where farmers strongly depend on nature. When people are happy and joyful, they come to the Mother; and when they feel sad, they seek comfort from Her. Even long before the UNESCO recognition as the world’s intangible cultural heritage last year, “Đạo...

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Britain’s Tea Culture

Britain’s Tea Culture

2/20/2017 - 13:46

(VOVworld) - The British are known for their habits of drinking tea. According to the Tea and Infusions Organisation, the British consume 60 billion cups per year. That’s more than 900 cups a year for every citizen. Tea has become entrenched in the British way of life. Today we meet again with Stella Ciorra, a volunteer from Britain, to learn...

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Valentine’s Day in the US

Valentine’s Day in the US

2/19/2017 - 18:07

(VOVworld) – Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14, is a festival of love and many people give cards, letters, flowers, or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or a night in a hotel. Today we will talk with Joseph Fitzsimmons, an English language teacher and a photographer of the US...

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Dao San country fair in spring

Dao San country fair in spring

2/17/2017 - 18:42

(VOVworld) – The Dao San country fair in Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province is busy and colorful on spring days. At this time of the year, groups of H’mong, Dao, and Ha Nhi flock to the Dao San market on Chung Sua Dan mountain to trade their specialties.

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Nurturing kids’ love of poetry

Nurturing kids’ love of poetry

2/17/2017 - 16:53

(VOVworld) – The just-concluded 15th Vietnam Poetry Day has highlighted the dreams of poets and nurtured kids’ love for poetry. Ngoc Nga reports.

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

Vietnamese

2/16/2017 - 13:06

(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 makes them feel warm in their hearts.

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H’re folk singing

H’re folk singing

2/15/2017 - 15:57

(VOVworld) – The H’re love singing. They sing anywhere and anytime: at work, in leisure time, and at festivals. They have developed unique and diverse singing genres, typically Kaleu and Kachoi.

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Sweet Valentine’s Day

Sweet Valentine’s Day

2/14/2017 - 15:54

(VOVworld) – Valentine’s Day is in the air – red roses, sweet chocolate, and delicate gifts symbolizing love.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

Vietnamese

(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...