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French and Vietnamese fashion designers to celebrate Hanoi’s 1000th birthday

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

A special fashion show featuring French and Vietnamese designs will be held in Hanoi on November 3 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

The fashion show will take place at Hanoi Opera House on November 3.

Fashion lovers will have a chance to enjoy latest collections of France’s famous designers including Ambrym, Charabia, Christophe Josse and Dormeuil and Vietnamese leading designers Sy Hoang, Do Manh Cuong, Hoang Hai, Kelly Bui and Le Ha.

The event is directed by French choreographer Fanny de Chaillé and musician Christophe Chassol
In related news, the 9th annual Dep (beauty) Fashion Show will be held in The Garden Shopping Mall in Hanoi on October 31.

This year’s show themed “Dreaming” will focus on the social reality and aspiration to escape from reality.

The performance will feature collections such as “Migration” by German fashion designer Juliane Kunze, “The tale” and “Imaginative world” by local designers Luu Anh Tuan and Kelly Bui.

Source: SGGP

Buddhist week celebrates Hanoi’s 1000th year

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Buddhist week celebrates Hanoi’s 1000th year

QĐND – Thursday, July 29, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

A week of Buddhist celebrations to acknowledge the capital city’s millennial anniversary began at the Thang Long Citadel on July 28.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Deputy Chairman and General Secretary of Vietnam’s Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council, delivered the opening speech, confirming the role played by Vietnamese Buddhists in the country’s history of national construction and defense.

A ceremony to burn incense for King Ly Thai To, the founder of Hanoi, and Kings and monks through ages was also held.

Present at the opening ceremony were Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, the Patriarch of the Sangha Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, numerous Buddhist dignitaries and followers, as well as officials from the Foreign Ministry and city authorities.

On the occasion, the Central Committee of Vietnam’s Buddhist Sangha presented 25 charity houses to disadvantaged families and 500 scholarships to poor students in Hanoi.

The week, which lasts until August 2, includes a procession of tablets that belonged to King Ly Thai To and Van Hanh, a Buddhist monk who raised the King after his mother had died giving birth and Buddha’s sari from the Quan Su Pagoda, to the Thang Long Citadel.

A ceremony will also be held at the citadel on July 29 to pray for peace and the people as well as a requiem for fallen combatants on July 31.

An exhibition showcasing ancient Buddhist artifacts and works of art, a seminar on Buddhism and the capital city, a night festival with garlands of flowers and colored lanterns and a theatrical performance themed “Imprints of Thang Long” will also take place.

Source: VietnamPlus

Source: QDND

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

1,247 Buddhist nuns and monks will gather for the Great Buddhist Festival to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi scheduled to take place in Hanoi from July 17 to August 2.

The festival will comprise two major activities- a procession of the statue of King Ly Thai To from the Do Temple in Bac Ninh to Hanoi and a three-day ceremony to pray for peace at the Thang Long Royal Citadel.

In the lead up to the 1000th anniversary of the capital city, the HanoiBuddhistChurch has paid special attention to preserving and developing national cultural identities, particularly the Buddhist culture.

Buddhist institutes have worked closely with the municipal administration and relevant agencies to upgrade and restore historical relics and hold traditional festivals to bring into full play tangible and intangible culture and to celebrate the capital city’s anniversary.

From now through the end of this year, the HanoiBuddhistChurch will accelerate the collection of documents on the capital city’s history of Buddhism. Over the past year, Buddhist followers in Hanoi have raised VND 2.8 billion to support the poor, Agent Orange victims, disadvantaged and handicapped children, elderly people living alone and the families of social policy beneficiaries.

The HanoiBuddhistChurch now has a total of 2,078 monks and nuns, 2,059 Buddhist centres and 29 Buddhist congregations at municipal and district levels.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hanoi to restore ancient streets to mark its 1000th anniversary

In Vietnam Culture on September 9, 2009 at 2:46 am

The Vietnam Architects Association has recently begun a project to restore the Hang Dao – Hang Dau streets to preserve the special character of Hanoi architecture, as well as returning the ancient streets pictured by painter Bui Xuan Phai.

Hang Dao Street in Hanoi at the beginning of the 20th Century (File photo)

This is just one among numerous projects that the city’s authorities have carried out to welcome 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Bui Xuan Phai is a famous artist with pictures about Hanoi’s ancient streets. In his works, old Hanoi streets are drawn with unsteady tile roofs with a brown color.

Successfully reproducing such images of ancient houses in artist Phai’s pictures will contribute in developing the values of Hanoi’s ancient streets.

Architect Ngo Doan Duc, from the association, said that the project’s first phase, lasting until September 2010, will repair one kilometer of roads of Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan, Hang Giay, and Hang Dau Street.

Then, houses along two sides of the street and urban scenery in this area will be upgraded and restored.

The project will simultaneously build better streets and pavements and deal with traffic and advertising boards.

After completion, the area will have beautiful and civilized walking streets, which will contribute in preserving the city’s cultural and historical values, as well as developing trade and tourism.

Source: SGGP