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Playing with fire: exorcising demons in Vietnam

The ceremony is a proud display of culture, defined by a belief that everything in the universe possesses a soul.

In Vietnam, debating Tet could be pointless as the holiday is being lost anyway

While the Tet debate goes on, the festival seems to be quietly disappearing on its own.

Want a lucky new lunar year?

Many Vietnamese will do everything to find the perfect lucky charm for the year and chase the bad luck away.
February 05, 2017 | 06:31 pm GMT+7

Last fair before Tet mobbed at traditional northern market

The New Year wouldn't be the same without soaking up the atmosphere at Nua Market.
January 24, 2017 | 10:09 pm GMT+7

'Gold' represents 2016, according to Japanese national poll

A national poll in Japan says the Kanji character for 'gold' best represents the year of 2016.
December 14, 2016 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

Strange religious practices during Vietnam's 'Halloween month'

This is the month when spirits of the dead wander the streets of Vietnam.
August 20, 2016 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

Young Chinese question marriage pressure as divorce rate climbs

BEIJING - At a registry office in Beijing, Sun Xiangshu and Shi Ci pose for photographs, their wedding certificates in hand, having just officially become man and wife.
April 02, 2016 | 07:58 am GMT+7