Author: Chris Streets

Protecting Red-Shanked Douc Langur (Da Nang Community Actions)

April 24, 2016, advertising panels at 5 bus stops start displaying the image of the Red-shanked douc langur, as considered the icon of biodiversity of Da Nang city, in order to call for protecting the species. The Red-shanked douc langur in Son Tra has been considered and promoted as the icon of biodiversity by Da Nang people. Especially after the case that the douc’s home in Son Tra peninsula has signed of being destroyed after Tet Holiday, Da Nang citizens have paied more attention in this species and its role in the development of the city. Up till now, there...

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Buddha’s Birthday (Vesak Day)

Vesak Day, commonly known as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’, is one of the most important religious festivals in Viet Nam. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Vesak Day, which falls on the 15th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar and therefore on 21 May this year, is celebrated throughout the country by Buddhists through various activities and events. Followers gather in front of pagodas to observe and listen to the Religious Rites Vesak message, as well as to the speech given by the head monk of the pagoda. Afterwards they offer free food and...

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