Parade, several activities to celebrate 70th Independence Day

A series of activities will be held nationwide to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and Independence Day of Viet Nam (September 2).

One of the major ceremonies during the celebration will be the incense offerings at President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Monument of Unknown Heroes on September 1 by top leaders and former leaders to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence and reunification.



A parade, expected to attract about 30,000 people, will begin at 7am the next day at Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi, where

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to open from December 5

According to the management board of Ho Chi Minh Complex, the daily tribute ceremony to President Ho Chi Minh, which allows visitors to enter the mausoleum, will be held again from December 5.



The official announcement was sent to agencies, organizations, people, overseas Vietnamese and foreigners after the temporary closure for periodic maintenance and renovation in 2014. Accordingly, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi will be temporarily closed for maintenance from September 5 to December 5.

During this time visitors will only be able to view the mausoleum from the outside.

Hanoi charges new relic admission fees

Authorities in Hanoi have announced new admission fees for the capital’s noted relics and scenic attractions for 2015.

The new rates, issued by the People’s Committee, have been applied since January 1.

Tickets to Temple of Literature; Ngoc Son Temple (located on Hoan Kiem Lake); Hoa Lo Prison;

Northern, central Vietnam melt and wilt in extreme heat

Northern Vietnam is going through the hottest summer since 2009 while the central region is drying up in the worst heat ever, according to experts who blame the scorcher on El Nino and climate change.
The temperature hit 41.5 degrees Celsius, or 106.7 degrees Fahrenheit, in some central provinces, local media reported. The heat in Ha Tinh Province even melted a newly fixed road. Some travelers had their tires and shoes caught in the sticky asphalt Friday afternoon. The temperature in Hanoi surged to 40 degrees during the day.

Announcement: 2015 Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Tet Holiday or Vietnamese Lunar New Year is coming and we would like to hereby keep you advised of the schedule of 2015 Tet Holiday as follows:
• Our club will not provide tours from 16th February, 2015 to 22nd February, 2015. Tours will be available again on 23rd February, 2015.
• Our tour operators will be off from 16th January, 2015 to 20th February, 2015.

2017 Lunar New Year will last for 7 days

Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet’s celebration...

2016 Lunar New Year to last for 9 days

The Government has justed agreed with the proposal suggested by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs that will grant state employees nine days off for 2016 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Accordingly, the official 2015 Tet holiday will begin on February 6 and end on February 14.