Kate Festival of Cham ethnic people in Binh Thuan Province recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

    NDO – Kate Festival of Cham ethnic minority people in Binh Thuan Province has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage under Decision No.776/QD-BVHTTDL issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

    Dossier of Via Ba Chua Xu festival approved for submission to UNESCO

    NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has approved the submission of the dossier of the Via Ba Chua Xu festival in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang for UNESCO's recognition as intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

    Japan support Vietnam to restore Cau Pagoda

    NDO - On March 26, the People's Committee of Hoi An City (Quang Nam Province) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a signing ceremony on supporting the project to restore Cau Pagoda, also commonly referred to as the Japanese Bridge, in Hoi An.

    Workshop discuses role of Mong women in preserving cultural identity

    NDO - Many opinions on the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage values and the enhancement of the role of H'mong women have been given in a scientific workshop themed "Mong ethnic cultural identity and the role of women in tourism and socio-economic development in Ha Giang”.

    Publication introduces Hue architectural heritages

    NDO – The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in coordination with the Relics Preservation Institute under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony on March 21 to introduce a book entitled ‘Hue architectural heritages through strokes’.

    Hanoi artisans keep the fire of blacksmithing

    Through many ups and downs of history, the talented smiths of Hanoi’s old Hoe Thi craft village in Hanoi’s suburbs have still persistently kept their ancestor’s trade.

    [Uniqueness of Hanoi’s craft villages] Trach Xa villagers: Born to be skillful ‘ao dai’ tailors

    Knowhow of a perfect Vietnamese traditional ‘ao dai’ comes to the tailors in Hanoi's suburb village almost naturally, contributing to enhancing the beauty of the Vietnamese women.

    Quang Ngai working to promote values of Sa Huynh culture

    NDO/VNA – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of central Quang Ngai province is scheduled to organise a workshop on the culture of Sa Huynh, which lasted from the beginning of the Christian era until the second century AD, within this month, with the participation of many experts in archaeology and culture.

    Ritual marks the maturity of Dao ethnic men

    NDO – The ‘cap sac’ ritual of the Dao ethnic group, which is recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage, is an important ritual for every Dao ethnic man, as it declares his coming-of-age and affirms his role in the family and the community. The ritual has been well preserved for generations among the Dao Tien ethnic community, in the northern province of Bac Kan.

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