Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh attends Tich Dien (ploughing) festival. (Photo: VGP)

Annual Tich Dien ploughing festival opens in Ha Nam province

The Tich Dien (ploughing) festival praying for the farming year with good crops in Doi Son commune, Duy Tien district in the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam opened on February 12 which falls on the 7th day of the first lunar month.
An art performance at the Hoa Ban Festival 2018 held in Điện Biên Province. — (Photo:

Hoa Ban Festival 2019 to be held in Dien Bien

Hoa Ban Festival 2019 – the popular spring flower festival of the north and northwestern region, will take place from March 6-18 in Dien Bien Province.
At the opening ceremony of the book street festival

Hanoi’s Book Street Festival opens

Hanoi’s Book Street Festival marking Tet holidays opened in 19/2 and Tran Hung Dao streets on February 7 (falling on the third day of the first lunar month).
A Quan Ho performance on boat (Source: VNA)

Bac Ninh preserves and develops Quan Ho folk songs

Quan Ho love duet singing has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Bac Ninh province has made efforts to preserve the art to implement commitments to UNESCO on conservation and development of Quan Ho.
Young writers with works entering the final round of the sixth ‘Van hoc tuoi 20’ (Literature at your 20s) competition (Photo: SGGP)

Young writers engage in writing journey

Publishing market has seen the rise of young writers with a large number of copies of their books being printed or appearance in the list of best-sellers. However, this is the tip of the iceberg, coming from popular literature’s writers. On the contrary, there are still young writers going against the crowd to produce valuable and remarkable works for readers.

The Mon island in Pa Khoang lake

Cherry blossom island

One of the colonizers who explored new lands to contribute to the development of the north –west region is Dr. Tran Le. The war veteran is known as the owner of “Cherry blossom island” in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, the northwestern province of Dien Bien.
Miss Universe Vietnam 2017, H'Hen Nie is the first Vietnamese beauty named in top five of Miss Universe pageant 2018.

Vietnamese beauty steps to increase rankings

If the football sector had an excellent year with titles of the runners-up in the AFC U-23 Championship and champion of champions of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, Vietnamese beauties have also contributed to help the country to reach a higher position by their achievements in international beauty pageants.