• Hat Xoan wins new international admirers

    Documents referring to Hat xoan must be submitted to the UNESCO prior to March 31 2010 for it to be considered for recognition by the world cultural heritage in 2011. However, it took until mid-January, the first international workshop on Hat Xoan to be held in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province, the home of Hat xoan.
  • Vietnam’s costumes at int’l beauty contests

    VietNamNet Bridge – This year many Vietnamese men and women participated in international beauty pageants, but they treated investments in costumes lightly, especially in traditional garments.
  • Festival commemorates Mother Au Co

    The festival of Temple worshiping Lady Au Co, who is believed the mother of the Vietnamese people, kicked off on February 20 at Hien Luong commune, Ha Hoa district, northern midland province of Phu Tho, to celebrate the creation of the Vietnamese people in the lead-up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long- Hanoi.
  • Ministry cracks down on gender selection

    The Vietnamese Government is so concerned about population imbalances created by pre-natal gender selection it plans to fine those storing, distributing or selling any literature or CDs relating to the subject up to VND40 million (US2,200).
  • Women and Confucianism

    Ancient rules requiring women to obey men undercut new laws

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