Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won't attend Nobel prize ceremony
17/11/2016 (GMT+7)
 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last month, has decided not to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm,

Danang resort to host World Travel Awards ceremony
10/10/2016 (GMT+7)
The Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort will host the Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 of the World Travel Awards, where exceptional tourism and hospitality services in the Asia and Australasia region of 2016 are honored.

Foreigner photographs Hau Dong
30/09/2016 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Tewfic El-Sawy just published his first book of colour photographs, Hau Dong: The Spirit Mediums of Viet Nam, an outgrowth of his passionate interest in indigenous religions and cults.

Flag-raising ceremony held for 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang
23/09/2016 (GMT+7)
 The flags of countries and territories participating in the 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG5) were raised in a ceremony held at Pham Van Dong Park in the central coastal city of Da Nang on September 22.

Rio opening ceremony to break with opulent traditions
02/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 The Rio de Janeiro Olympics opening ceremony on Friday will break with the recent tradition of large-scale and expensive shows, featuring a low-emissions cauldron and an "analogue" experience,

Social News 25/7
25/07/2016 (GMT+7)
Praying ceremony for peace held in Lao Cai, NA Vice Chairwoman attends funeral of former Lao leader, Japan-Vietnam friendship assoc debuts in Japanese prefecture, Russian classic literature released in Vietnamese

Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony
22/06/2016 (GMT+7)
 A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers,

IHG to manage Holiday Inn & Suites brand in HCM City
12/06/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be in charge of managing the first hotel with brand Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport in HCM City, IHG announced on June 8.

Former VN Tourism Ambassador attends closing ceremony of Cannes Film Fest
23/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Former Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam, actress and businesswoman Ly Nha Ky on May 22 attended the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Ceremony marks Dien Bien Phu victory
07/05/2016 (GMT+7)
 A grand ceremony celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, which ended French colonial rule in the country, was held in Dien Bien Phu city in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on May 7.

Hue Festival 2016 opening ceremony
01/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Hue Festival 2016 kicked off at the Ngo Mon (Noon Gate), ancient capital city of Hue, with a range of artistic programmes on April 29.

Art & Entertainment News In Brief
25/04/2016 (GMT+7)
 HCM City to hold monthly food festival, Ninh Binh holds ceremony to worship massive jade Buddha, Vietnamese antiques displayed in Thua Thien-Hue, Winners of Dedication Music Awards announced

State ceremony marks completion of Vietnam-Laos border marker project
17/03/2016 (GMT+7)
 A State-level ceremony was held in Hanoi on March 16 to mark the completion of a project on increasing and upgrading border markers along the Vietnam – Laos boundary.

Flag-hoisting ceremony held to debut VN navy’s first sailing ship
11/03/2016 (GMT+7)
 The Vietnamese Navy High Command on March 10 conducted a flag-hoisting ceremony for the first sailing ship of the country’s navy at the Vietnam Naval Academy in Nha Trang city of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.

Adele steals the show at 2016 BRIT Awards
25/02/2016 (GMT+7)
British singer Adele stole the show on Wednesday evening at the 2016 BRIT Awards in London, making a triumphant return to the star-studded ceremony as she picked up four trophies, including the coveted "album of the year" award.  

Da Nang hosts prize-giving ceremony for Clipper Race
23/02/2016 (GMT+7)
 A ceremony to present prizes to winners of the 7th leg of Clipper Race - “Da Nang - New Discovery of Asia Race”, was organised in five-star Furama Resort, the central coastal city of Da Nang on February 22.

Pig slaughter rite held in private to avoid public controversy
19/02/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – The northern province of Bac Ninh continued holding its traditional pig slaughter festival in private this year despite the public outcry. 

12th National Party Congress issues press release on opening ceremony
21/01/2016 (GMT+7)
 The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam officially opened on the morning of January 21 at Hanoi’s National Convention Centre.

Grand ceremony marks first general election anniversary
06/01/2016 (GMT+7)
 A grand ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 6 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first general election of the Vietnamese National Assembly.

ASEAN Para Games winds down with glitzy closing ceremony
10/12/2015 (GMT+7)
 The curtain closed on the eighth ASEAN Para Games (APG) with a spectacular ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands and the official handover to the next host country, Malaysia.