The winter snack specialties of Hanoi

Some people think that delectable dishes are available for all four seasons. Correct! However, it is not deniable that some of them are especially more tasty and appetizing in the cold weather of Hanoi winter.

The following is a list of some of the most typical snack foods that have become a part of winter in Hanoi.

1. Grilled corn (Vietnamese: Ngô nướng)

The scent of grilled corn coming along with chilly winds of winter nights always brings about a bit of warmth inside many Hanoians.

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.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day

A ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi on the morning of October 10.

A wide range of activities will be held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 – 2014), according to an announcement made by Hanoi municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The event will honour outstanding organisations and individuals in realising the patriotic emulation movement and the ‘Good People and Good Deeds’ movement, as well as Hanoi’s outstanding citizens of 2014.

The highlight of this year’s activities is a fifteen-minute firework shows at 30

Fireworks displays planned for Lunar New Year

The capital city of Hanoi's People's Committee has decided to stage five high-range fireworks displays, alongside 25 smaller ones, across the city on the Lunar New Year's Eve.

[caption id="attachment_4609" align="aligncenter" width="1980"] High range firework shows will be starting from 9pm, 10 October at Returned Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake)[/caption]

Major areas earmarked for festivities include Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District, Lac Long Quan Garden in Tay Ho District, Van Quan Lake in Ha Dong District and My Dinh National Stadium in Nam Tu Lien District.

The committee also approved a proposal

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.

Ao Dai festival marks 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s liberation

A festival featuring 250 Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) designed by well-known designers will be held in Hanoi in October.

The event is one of activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of capital's liberation (October 10-1954).

The Ao dai festival titled Colors of Hanoi and a concert themed Ha Noi, Niem Tin va Hy Vong (Ha Noi, Belief and Hope) will take place at Cach Mang Thang Tam (the August Revolutionary) Square and at King Ly Thai To Munument in Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) on October 10.



The event will be broadcast live by Vietnam Television.

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