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Average New Year bonuses in HCMC up 30 pct

Average New Year bonus given by HCMC firms to an employee is VND3.4 million ($146), 30 percent higher than in 2018.

'Happy New Year!', with a bittersweet smile

How a song by Swedish group ABBA reveals a turbulent period of Hanoi history.

Fireworks return as Vietnam welcomes 2018

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City's walking streets were both packed as people came out on New Year's Eve.
January 01, 2018 | 07:52 am GMT+7

New year could bring record low temperatures to US Midwest, East Coast

'The bitter cold is going to be dangerous.'
December 31, 2017 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

How Hmong people celebrate their New Year in Vietnam

Every year around late December, the Hmong, Vietnam's ethnic minority, celebrate their own new year with a range of outdoors activities. 
December 27, 2017 | 12:24 pm GMT+7

When Vietnamese spring festivals get violent

Year after year, thousands gather for traditional festivals. And then they yell and fight.
February 02, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Classical New Year's Concert

Kick-off the new year with a classy selection of opera and classical arrangements. 
January 05, 2017 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Shooter kills 11, himself in Brazil New Year's party rampage

The shooter is believed to have been angry over a split with his wife and their son.
January 02, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Vietnamese takes home $2.1 million in first jackpot of 2017

Traditional lottery companies throughout Vietnam’s south, meanwhile, have officially raised their stakes.
January 01, 2017 | 08:34 pm GMT+7

China's Xi says won't let anyone make 'fuss' about its territory

China's increasingly assertive moves to push its territorial claims in flashpoint waters have unnerved its neighbors.
January 01, 2017 | 04:43 pm GMT+7

Happy New Year: fireworks and pictures from around the world

Stunning fireworks displays and fantastic celebrations have been held in many cities to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017.
January 01, 2017 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

With or without fireworks, the New Year party in Vietnam goes on

Fireworks shows have been scrapped for the first time in more than a decade this year but people came out to greet 2017 regardless.
January 01, 2017 | 10:17 am GMT+7

Zodiac animals clean windows in Japan

Windows cleaners dressed up as the current and the next Chinese zodiac animals wash windows in Tokyo in anticipation of the coming new year.
December 16, 2016 | 10:41 am GMT+7
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