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Hanoi to simplify spring festivals to end chaos, violence

Organizers say the holy rituals should not turn into a brutal battle for luck tokens.

Giant dogs to take over Saigon flower street in celebration of Lunar New Year

Nguyen Hue walking street will be transformed into a flowery canine paradise to welcome the Year of the Dog.

Saigon specters: The haunted backpacker street

Thousands of walking ghosts swept down Bui Vien Street in District 1 as the real party began on Tuesday night.
November 01, 2017 | 10:37 am GMT+7

In unprecedented move, Vietnam names and shames 'offensive' festivals

Many spring festivals descend into chaotic scenes as people battle for position and good luck.
February 16, 2017 | 07:33 pm GMT+7

Roses and balloons fill Hanoi on Valentine's Day

Love is in the air and all over the streets.
February 15, 2017 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnam praised for less gory version of centuries-old pig slaughter fest

Animals Asia says it will continue to fight ‘until no live animals experience fear and trauma.’
February 08, 2017 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam bans animal slaughter at violent spring festivals

It remains to be seen whether locals are willing to abandon their traditional rituals.
October 26, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7