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Hope Choir lights up dreams for the visually-impaired

Hope Choir lights up dreams for the visually-impaired

3/25/2017 - 16:32

(VOVworld) – Impressive, amazing, and emotional are how people describe the Hope Choir. Consisting of visually-impaired singers, the Choir sings with the hope of bringing happiness to everyone.

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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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Japanese architect donates model of Vietnam’s ancient village gate

Japanese architect donates model of Vietnam’s ancient village gate

3/17/2017 - 16:23

(VOVworld) – The Hanoi Museum on Thursday received a model of the Mong Phu village gate created by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi.

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Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

3/16/2017 - 17:47

(VOVworld) - Located in Thuong Tin district, about 25 kilometers south of Hanoi, Quat Dong embroidery craft village is considered the cradle of embroidery in Vietnam with its brand name famous throughout the northern region and nationwide. Its reputation has remained strong since the 17th century.

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Kong: Skull Island tops box office

Kong: Skull Island tops box office

3/16/2017 - 8:00

(VOVworld) - Kong: Skull Island, a 2017 American monster film which delivers a message about environmental protection and harmony between humans and animals is a worldwide hit. The film follows a team of scientists and soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.

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Hollywood’s “Kong: Skull Island” hits Vietnam theaters

Hollywood’s “Kong: Skull Island” hits Vietnam theaters

3/10/2017 - 16:32

(VOVworld) – “Kong: Skull Island”, Hollywood’s thrilling summer blockbuster premiered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city on Thursday.

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Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

3/9/2017 - 17:10

(VOVworld) – Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay Town lies 30 kilometers west of Hanoi along the Red River. The laterite village is famous as the cradle of the Red River Delta civilization and the home of two Vietnamese kings.

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Scottish kilts – most recognizable symbol of Scotland

Scottish kilts – most recognizable symbol of Scotland

3/8/2017 - 11:42

(VOVworld) – Have you ever seen a Scottish man wearing what appears to be a “skirt”? If yes, don’t say that word to him. You may get punched in the face. This article of clothing is called a “kilt”. The kilt is one of the most recognizable symbols of Scotland and something modern-day Scots are very proud of. Today on...

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Yen Tu Mountain, a sacred and peaceful Buddhist sanctuary

Yen Tu Mountain, a sacred and peaceful Buddhist sanctuary

2/25/2017 - 23:56

(VOVworld) - An early spring pilgrimage to the Buddhist sanctuary on Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh province is popular with both Buddhists and tourists. Many like to climb to Dong (Bronze) Pagoda at the peak of Yen Tu Mountain, about 1,068 meters above sea level, to greet the sunrise of a new day.

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Street Carnival in Brazil

Street Carnival in Brazil

2/23/2017 - 9:00

(VOVworld) – Rio Carnival, one the most spectacular street festivals in the world, will begin on Friday, turning Brazil into a hot tourist destination with its exciting ambience, upbeat music, and flashy dancing.

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Eating and cooking habits of the US

Eating and cooking habits of the US

2/20/2017 - 12:43

(VOVworld) - A research by Dosomething.org suggests that at least 1 in 4 people in the US eat some type of fast food every day and cooking at home is dying. Is it true? Do American really prefer packed than fresh food? Today VOV’s reporter Dieu Ha will talk to Charles Jensen, an English teacher from the US, to learn...

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Buying luck at Vieng market

Buying luck at Vieng market

2/9/2017 - 15:16

(VOVworld)- Vietnamese people in the Red River Delta believe in going to the market to pray for luck. From midnight of the 7th day to the morning of 8th day of the first lunar month, people flock to Vieng market in Nam Dinh province to pray for a prosperous and lucky new year.

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Queen Elizabeth II marks 65 years on throne

Queen Elizabeth II marks 65 years on throne

2/7/2017 - 16:48

(VOVworld) - A 41-gun salute was staged in Green Park, London, on Monday to mark the 65-year reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

2/7/2017 - 15:54

(VOVworld) -Vietnamese royal embroidery, the art of decorating fabric with a needle and thread, has a history of more than 700 years. As time passed, embroidery came and went in popularity, but it still connected closely to, and reflected the cultural values and beliefs, of the Vietnamese people. Nowadays, even though embroidery machines have become very sophisticated they still can...

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Spring festivals celebrate Lunar New Year

Spring festivals celebrate Lunar New Year

2/6/2017 - 16:38

(VOVworld) – The 2017 Ngoa Van spring festival opened on Sunday in Dong Trieu town, Quang Ninh province.

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Dong Da Hill Festival tributes national heroic tradition

Dong Da Hill Festival tributes national heroic tradition

2/2/2017 - 17:37

(VOVworld)-Thousands of people gathered at Dong Da Hill in Hanoi on February 1 to celebrate the 228th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory.

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Rooster in Vietnamese folklore

Rooster in Vietnamese folklore

2/1/2017 - 10:00

(VOVworld) – The rooster is associated with Vietnam’s historical myths. From a domestic animal, rooster became a sacrifice that Vietnamese offer to the genies during the Lunar New Year festival. The year of the rooster 2017 is believed to be promising and favorable.

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Vietnam’s cultural identity affirmed globally

Vietnam’s cultural identity affirmed globally

1/31/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld)-Vietnam’s cultural identity is partly reflected in the cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO. Along with economic integration, Vietnam’s culture is being spread globally through these heritages.

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US, Saudi leaders agree to support enforcing nuclear deal with Iran

US, Saudi leaders agree to support enforcing nuclear deal with Iran

1/30/2017 - 15:37

(VOVworld) – US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud agreed in a Sunday phone call on the need of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program.

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Top leaders join Tet celebrations

Top leaders join Tet celebrations

1/28/2017 - 15:37

(VOVworld)-Vietnamese top leaders have paid visits to scores of localities on the occasion of the ongoing Tet or the traditional Lunar New Year Festival.

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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

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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...