Handmade cellophane lanterns are making a comeback after losing the market to plastic toys
The city plans three weeks full of events for next year's edition
The event also aims to raise fund for farmers and their families who are affected by saltwater intrusion and drought
Visitors can buy an ao dai at discounts at the event meant to promote tourism.
If you think cultural festivals are family events, think again
Festivities abound as there will be endless cultural and religious festivals across the country after the Lunar New Year
Nguyen Hue will be blooming between February 5 and 12
The Western tradition has become more popular in Vietnam in recent years
Nem Thuong Village recently agreed to make the killing ritual "discreet"
The killing ritual will be discreet and less bloody, villagers promise
The capital city becomes serene as Vietnam is ready for the 70th anniversary of its National Day
More than 3,000 lanterns will light up Asia Park in the city during the Mid-Autumn Festival
Two festivals face criticism for killing animals, but villagers and culture aficionados say 'hands off'
It is the second time Vietnam takes part in the prestigious international festival
Thursday's parade in Ho Chi Minh City attracts thousands of people