Activities mark Cultural Heritage Day in Hanoi

A series of activities have been launched to honour and promote the cultural heritage of Thang Long-Hanoi on the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day on November 23.

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Wood carving artworks from the Ang Phao traditional craft village in Thanh Oai district were introduced to the public at the opening ceremony of events held in the capital’s Old Quarter, on November 19.

Created with sophisticated techniques, the artworks help preserve the charm of Vietnamese fine arts and traditional wood carving.

A photo exhibition on traditional crafts is also being held, featuring 60 images.

The opening ceremony also marked the beginning of culture-art activities honouring the cultural heritage of Thang Long-Hanoi in general and the Old Quarter in particular.

Of note, a ceremony presenting awards to winners of an art contest on 60 years of Hoan Kiem district in the heart of Hanoi took place on November 21. People can also join activities online, via the “Pho co Ha Noi” (Hanoi Old Quarter) Facebook page.

Activities will run until December 15./.

VNA