Hùng King Commemoration 
(Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương)

Every year, on March 10 of the lunar calendar (April 21 for 2021), the Vietnamese people hold ceremonies in Phú Thọ province and around the world, celebrating the nation’s founders, the Hùng Kings. Read more.

Watch video by UNESCO (2012).
Photo: Vietnam Ancestral Global Day in Malaysia, 2021, by Báo Phú Thọ

Cultural Insights

Spotlight on intercultural business by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service provides useful information on how to be intercultural effective.

Photo: Toronto and Ho Chi Minh City, by CVTC.
Read more on the Friendship Agreement between the two cities.

Three Regions Unified (Hội Trùng Dương)

Unity of the three regions north, centre and south is a prominent feature in Vietnamese culture.

Watch music video Three Regions Unified.

National Dress (Áo Dài) 

Vietnam’s national dress, the áo dài is one of the country’s most striking symbols of beauty. Over thousands of years of history, the áo dài has evolved alongside Vietnam, going from regal to practical, humble to high fashion, and back again. The Vietnamese áo dài  is appreciated by the young and old alike, and its elegant lines flatter both men and women. Read more from Vietnam Tourism.

Tết – Lunar New Year

For a long time, when the Lunar New Year (Tết) arrives, the Vietnamese people often purchase delicious specialties to worship their ancestors with first, then share among their family members to enjoy during the holidays. The custom has become a tradition which shows the Vietnamese refined eating and entertaining lifestyle, and also reflects a cultural feature unique to each region of the country. Read more.

Watch video Colours of Tết.