A photo exhibition on the Vietnamese land and people opened in Cairo on February 9. Exhibits including photos and documents on President Ho Chi Minh and traditional costumes and folk paintings are on display.
Dossier of the Vietnamese Giong Festival which was sent to UNESCO for recognition as intangible cultural heritage has been said to have enough technical factors to submit to the UNSECO’s Intergovernmental Committee for further appraisal.
The Luxury Travel Company was voted for the prestigious Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards 2009 for best service. The 3rd annual awards ceremony was held on January 24, 2010 in the International Conference Center in Hanoi with the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Le Danh Vinh and others.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak will hold a traditional ceremony in honour of the indigenous ethnic communities’ watering places as part of its first ever cultural week. The riverside watering-place ceremony, which will be performed for the first time in many years, will be one of the highlights of Buon Me Thuot-Dak Lak Tourism and Culture Week from December 16-20. Organisers hope the event will encourage youth to preserve natural water resources.
Almost one year away from the Hanoi-Thang long millennium event, but the capital city has been heating up with celebrations, including contests on stamp designing, poems and music composition for the October 10, 2010 festivities.
The “Meet Vietnam 2009” programme will take place in San Francisco, California, the US, from November 15-16, beginning a series of activities to promote Vietnam’s external economic sector as well as the image of the country in California.
The Ministry of Information and Communications and the People’s Committee of Lam Dong Province held a press conference on November 5 to announce the Dalat Flower Festival 2010, which is listed by the government as one of the national events celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.