Various activities celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day

NDO – A wide variety of cultural activities were held around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District on November 3 to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 2005 - 2016).


An exhibition themed ‘Vietnamese heritage – New Perspective’ officially opened at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre at 50 Dao Duy Tu Street.

The event showcased products that were reproduced and designed from national treasures and artifacts of Vietnamese feudal dynasties such as the ancient statue of A Di Da (Amida Buddha) in Phat Tich pagoda in Bac Ninh province and the Tuyet Son statue in Tay Phuong pagoda (Hanoi).

Also on display is wooden furniture bearing the stamp of Ly, Tran, Le and Mac feudal dynasties as well as a series of products with advanced applications that were made of lacquer, wood and bronze.

A seminar on the Amida Buddha statue – the national treasure will be held on November 5 and another one discussing ‘traditional fine arts applied in industrial fine art products’ is scheduled to be held on November 9 on the sidelines of the exhibition.

On the occasion, visitors will be introduced to Vietnam’s tea culture at Heritage House (87 Ma May Street) and traditional embroidery arts at Kim Ngan Temple (42-44 Hang Bac Street) from now until late November.

Notably, exhibitions featuring Vietnam’s royal costumes as well as clothes for hau dong (mediumship) activities will also be displayed at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre from November 18-27.

In addition, numerous traditional arts forms, including cheo (traditional opera), tuong (classical drama) and quan ho (love duet), are expected to entertain visitors.