Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5By Thanh Hoa Women in colorful dresses join the festival - PHOTO: THANH HOA HCMC - Thousands of people flocked to Cho Lon area in District 5 of HCMC on February 19 to celebrate the First Full Moon Festival, or Tet Nguyen Tieu, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. In addition to going to the pagoda to pray for peace and good fortune, many people gathered on the popular streets, including Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Chau Van Liem, Trang Tu, Nguyen Trai and Tran Hung Dao, to take part in various cultural and spiritual activities. Originating in China, Tet Nguyen Tieu has been adapted to Vietnam’s culture and plays an important role in the country’s cultural and religious life, especially among the people of Chinese descent living in Vietnam. The first full moon is regarded by the community as the most important among all full moons throughout the lunar year. Below are some photos of the … [Read more...] about Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5
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The Hanoitimes - The ancient town of Hoi An will lure tourists this full moon festival with unique cultural beauty and special art programs. Thousands of lanterns to light up in Hoi An for New Year celebration Hoi An among world’s most romantic places to visit Hoi An among world’s best family holiday destinations overseas Special programs will be held during the traditional “Tet Nguyen tieu” (first full moon) festival in Hoi An ancient town to attract holidaymakers. Hoi An to host several activities during Tet Nguyen tieu. Photo: dantri According to Hoi An’s authority, the Tet Nguyen Tieu, which falls every year on the 15th day of the first lunar month, is a spiritual event of great significance for Hoi An’s residents as it is an occasion for people to pray for peace, prosperity, and luck in the year ahead. On this special occasion, Hoi An town plans to host a wide range of activities including ancient town night, poetry … [Read more...] about Hoi An to host several activities during first full moon festival
Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
West Lake Water Park is cordoned off for investigation into the deaths of seven people at a musical festival on Sunday night. - Photo vietnamnet.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Seven young adults have reportedly died of a drug overdose at a music festival in Hà Nội, an official announced on Monday morning. Tây Hồ District People’s Committee chairman Đỗ Anh Tuấn said the victims had attended an electronic music festival Trip to the Moon at the West Lake Water Park in the district on Sunday night. The event was part of a series of activities held for the third Vietnam Electronic Weekend, attracting thousands of young people for live music, laser shows and other activities. According to police, Hà Nội Heart Hospital, E Hospital and Bạch Mai Hospital on Sunday night received twelve people with the same symptoms. One was dead on arrival while six died shortly afterwards despite emergency treatment. Five remain in a … [Read more...] about Seven die at music festival in Hà Nội
The Republic of Korea's President Moon Jae-in and his spouse (Source: Embassy of the Republic of Korea) Hanoi (VNA) – President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has said he intends to further deepen friendship and trust with the Vietnamese leadership to lift the strategic cooperative partnership between the RoK and Vietnam to a new height during his upcoming State visit to Vietnam. The President revealed his intention in a written interview granted to Vietnam News Agency before he, together with his spouse, is making a State visit to Vietnam from March 22-24 at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang. The interview dealt with a wide range of issues, including the relations of the two countries and measures to bolster it and matters relating to peace on the Korean peninsula. The following is the full text of the interview: - Mr. President, what is the significance of your state visit to Vietnam this time? RoK President Moon Jae-in: I am very pleased … [Read more...] about President Moon Jae-in wants to lift RoK-VN partnership to next level