There are many festival across the year in Vietnam, with some main events as above: 1. Tet (Lunar New Year) is the largest, most important festival in Vietnam when many people return home to celebrate the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese lunar calendar with their families. 2. The Hue Festival is a famed biennial international event in the central province of Thua-Thien Hue with a host of alluring artistic and cultural activities provided by performers from Vietnam and many other countries. 3. The Hoi An Lantern Festival is probably one of Vietnam’s most famous and unique festivals. In the ancient city of Hoi An, they turn off the electricity on the 14th day of every lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Then, colorful lanterns are lit to brighten up the city, giving visitors a sense of peace and nostalgia. 4. The Da Lat Flower Festival is a biennial event which honors flowers and horticulture in the namesake capital city of the Central Highlands … [Read more...] about What are the major festivals in Vietnam?
Young people donate blood at a blood donation venue in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — More than 85,000 units of blood have been collected from donors at the Xuân Hồng (Red Spring) festival over the past 13 years and the organisers are hoping for a surge in donations as this year's festival begins. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 14th Red Spring Festival in Hà Nội on Sunday, head of the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT), Bạch Quốc Khánh, said the festival has helped ease blood shortages after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday and contributed to strengthening community awareness about voluntary blood donations. The COVID-19 pandemic broke out again in many provinces and cities before Tết , greatly affecting the blood supply to hospitals. According to Khánh, many blood donation events were postponed or cancelled and t he amount of reserved blood sometimes is only enough for 2-3 days. The NIHBT, many blood … [Read more...] about 14th Red Spring blood donation festival begins in Hà Nội
The red carpet rolls out Wednesday night for David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, the stars of Amma Asante's A United Kingdom , which tells the real-life story of the controversial marriage between Botswanan royal Seretse Khama and his British bride Ruth, to mark the start of London Film Festival, taking place from October 5 to 16. Over the next two weeks, the best of Britain and Hollywood will descend upon the British capital including this year's Oscar winner for Best Actress, Brie Larson, as well as Jeremy Renner, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Nicole Kidman. In total, 248 feature films will play at LFF and 74 countries will be represented. Here, Newsweek highlights just a small selection of the most anticipated films to watch out for: A United Kingdom Who: Amma Asante (director); David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike (cast) What: In the late 1940s, Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) is about to take the throne in his native Bechuanaland (now Botswana) but his union with a … [Read more...] about London Film Festival: Six Films You Should See
The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city, said on Sunday (May 24) as the spread of the new coronavirus in the country slows. Organised by the Biennale di Venezia company, Venice is the world's longest running film festival. In January, it announced that Cate Blanchett would preside over its 77th edition. Due to the lockdowns imposed on the film industry across the world to limit the spread of the virus, the festival will probably be attended by fewer productions, said Zaia, who is also a board member of the Biennale di Venezia. The Cannes Film Festival, the world's largest, was forced to postpone its latest edition in May due to the virus epidemic. Italy plans to lift all travel curbs from June 3 and travellers from European Union countries will be able to enter without going into quarantine. The country recorded 119 new deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September: Veneto governor
SINGAPORE: Observers of the Qing Ming festival are advised to “exercise socially responsible behavior" in light of the COVID-19 situation, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (Mar 11). The Qing Ming festival will take place on Apr 4 and is expected to have a peak period between Mar 21 and Apr 19. “Those who feel unwell or are sick should stay at home and see a doctor and avoid visiting during the Qing Ming peak periods as crowds are expected at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and the government columbaria,” NEA said. “For visitors to our facilities, members of the public are reminded to keep themselves and others around them safe by observing good hygiene habits, such as binning their litter and keeping our shared spaces clean.” READ: Many local COVID-19 cases due to 'socially irresponsible' behaviour of a few: Health Minister During the festival, religious activities such as the burning of joss paper are expected to increase, NEA said. Practices like this … [Read more...] about Observers of Qing Ming festival should exercise ‘socially responsible behaviour’ amid COVID-19 situation: NEA