Illustration by Trịnh Lập Paul Kennedy October 1951, was an important month in the history of television, and more specifically, light entertainment. A new kind of show aired for the first time on the 15th of that month staring Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz. It was called ‘I Love Lucy’ and appeared on America’s CBS network, running for a little under six years with a total of 180 episodes recorded. It may not have been the first sitcom to air on television, but the importance of the show was far-reaching and indeed ground-breaking in the world of television. Lead actress Lucille Ball was a pioneer, not only leading the way for future generations of female comedians, but also running the production company in charge of the show. Her real-life husband and co-star was Hispanic, and Ball had to fight tooth-and-nail with the network to make sure he played the part of her onscreen spouse. And she won. … [Read more...] about YouTube success can bring you fame, but what about fortune?
Brings good luck
Some of the items include: Salt Buying a small bag of salt is highly recommended during the first days of the Lunar New Year. This is based on the belief that it will bring one’s family luck and prosperity. Fire Fire is widely considered lucky to Vietnamese people in the Lunar New Year. Many people purchase boxes of matches and lighters in a hope that they will bring them good luck throughout the year. A blessing from a Confucian scholar Asking for a blessing from calligraphers on the first days of the Lunar New Year is a popular tradition in Vietnam. The custom of asking for such words is a cultural practice surrounding people’s beliefs and their aspirations to do good. Gold Traditionally, Vietnamese people buy gold to bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year. Grilled snakehead In Ho Chi Minh City, grilled snakeheads are a must when worshipping the Gods of Wealth. This is usually done if you're hope for a prosperity in the new year. Roasted pigs and ducks … [Read more...] about A guide to the top items which bring luck for the year ahead
Participants will be able to make sticky rice cakes at the event. (Photo: truyenhinhdulich.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - A Hanoi-based group keen on preserving the ancient values of communal houses will host its annual gathering featuring various traditional customs celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival on January 26 and 27 in the capital. The event, the fourth of its kind held by Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese Communal House) Group, is forecast to gather thousands of club members, diplomats, foreign students, international organisations, folk artists and locals. Le Mat village’s communal house on the eastern outskirts of Hanoi will provide a platform to showcase the main activities over the two days. Before departing for Le Mat village, the organising board and foreign students will walk around Hang Luoc Flower Market and some relic sites within the Old Quarter like Bach Ma Temple on Hang Buom Street, the Ancient House at 87 Ma May Street and Kim Ngan Temple on Hang Bac Street. … [Read more...] about Le Mat village brings traditional Tet to thousands
Participants will be able to make sticky rice cakes at the event. — Photo truyenhinhdulich.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A Hà Nội-based group keen on preserving the ancient values of communal houses will host its annual gathering featuring various traditional customs celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival on January 26&27 in the capital. The event, the fourth of its kind held by Đình Làng Việt (Vietnamese Communal House) Group, is forecast to gather thousands of club members, diplomats, foreign students, international organisations, folk artists and locals. Lệ Mật Village’s communal house on the eastern outskirts of Hà Nội will provide a platform to showcase the main activities over the two days. Before departing for Lê Mật Village, the organising board and foreign students will walk around Hàng Lược Flower Market and some relic sites within the Old Quarter like … [Read more...] about Lệ Mật brings a traditional Tết to thousands
A feast to worship the Kitchen Goods can be a vegetarian meal or traditional dishes depending on each family. (Photo: baotintuc.vn) In Vietnamese belief, the Kitchen Gods are the guardian spirits of all household affairs, bringing good luck and happiness to the family and preventing evil spirits from entering the home. On the 23rd day of the last lunar month, the Kitchen Gods ride on carps up to Heaven to deliver their annual report on the family’s activities to the Jade Emperor. Before the ceremony to see off the Kitchen Gods, the family tidies up their house and buys offerings for a Kitchen Gods ritual. Indispensable offerings for the ritual are paper votive shoes, robes, and mandarin bonnets, and paper carps for the Kitchen Gods to ride to Heaven. Some households buy live carps. Doctor Nguyen Thi Hong, a lecturer at the Academy of Journalism and Communications, said: “After the ritual, the carps are set free so they can carry the Kitchen Gods to Heaven and … [Read more...] about Kitchen Gods honored ahead of Tet celebrations