The Ministry of Cultural and Information has launched a guidance circular to publishers about calendar printing. Accordingly, all information on the calendars, including those with foreign languages and Vietnamese ethnic minorities’ languages, must be printed in Vietnamese.
Agendas containing calendars for reference must clearly indicate the original countries of those calendars. And information on solar calendar must be printed according to the Vietnamese State calendar.
The State decentralizes the pinting of block calendar to publishers as of this year. According to the Publishing Department, to June 26, 39 publishers have registered a quantity of 112 million block calendars.
Because of the difference in lunar calendars of Viet Nam and China, Viet Nam will welcome the New Year’s Eve one day earlier than China next year.