Vietnam's controversial pig slaughtering festival returns behind closed doors

The 800-year-old festival has been criticized as barbaric by many Vietnamese and international organizations.

Floating under the moonlight to Hanoi's Perfume Pagoda

Tens of thousands are getting up in the small hours this year to make the pilgrimage by boat and celebrate the ...

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

At this week's Berlin film festival, Erika and Ulrich Gregor, now in their 80s, are absolute ...
February 18, 2018 | 10:51 am GMT+7

Ringing in the New Year in Saigon pagoda

Pagodas are packed on the first day of the new lunar year in Saigon with people waiting to ring ...
February 16, 2018 | 10:01 pm GMT+7

Thousands queue for blessings in calligraphy at Vietnam's first university

Many had to wait at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi for hours to get blessings written in ...
February 16, 2018 | 08:20 pm GMT+7

Lunar New Year shines across Asia

From Beijing to Jakarta, dragon dance and dog lanterns ring in the colorful spring festival.
February 15, 2018 | 11:15 am GMT+7

Taiwanese artist creates mini dog sculptures for Lunar New Year

Chen Forng-Shean, who has been carving Chinese zodiac animals for 20 years, has created 1mm-long ...
February 14, 2018 | 04:22 pm GMT+7

Overseas Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year thousands miles from home

Banh chung are being wrapped and cooked around the world in the Vietnamese kitchens in the U.S., ...
February 14, 2018 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

#MeToo fashion show opens with angel wing models, pig-faced men

Survivors and victims of sexual misconduct share their stories from the runway.
February 10, 2018 | 12:38 pm GMT+7

Canine cash: Vietnamese on the hunt for lucky money ahead of Year of the Dog

Notes and coins featuring images of dogs are being snapped up in the build up to Tet.
February 09, 2018 | 10:16 am GMT+7

The most expensive Tet decoration? The answer might be bonsai

Vietnamese people believe a beautiful bonsai can bring prosperity, so who says money doesn't grow ...
February 09, 2018 | 08:44 am GMT+7

As holiday fever grips Saigon, muddy hands bring Kitchen Gods to life

Visit the last family left producing clay ovens by hand to embody the Lunar New Year’s Kitchen Gods.
February 08, 2018 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Vietnamese Tet spirit shines bright in the land of the rising sun

These workers may be living in Japan but that's not going to stop them from celebrating a ...
February 07, 2018 | 11:19 am GMT+7

New 'Star Wars' films on way from 'Game of Thrones' creators

Disney is expanding its 'Star Wars' universe.
February 07, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Red carp ready to give Kitchen Gods a ride back to heaven ahead of Tet

It is believed the guardians of Vietnamese homes will report back to the Jade Emperor if we've been ...
February 06, 2018 | 02:04 pm GMT+7
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