VOV.VN - Mother Goddess worship, or Dao Mau”, is very popular belief in an agriculture-based country like Vietnam, where farmers strongly depend on nature.
Many young people show an indifference towards traditional cultural art forms, often due to the influences of Western culture. However, others have a great love for Vietnamese folk art and wish to share that love with their peers.
VOV.VN-Mother Goddess Worship or Dao Mau, which began in the 16th century in Vietnam, is the worship of the incarnation of nature goddesses. The practice of the belief in Mother Goddesses has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Traditional singing and calligraphy performances were held to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day in Hanoi on November 23.
Vietnam’s traditional Mother Goddess worship was performed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 17, drawing crowds of international and local viewers.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has authorised the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to sign a dossier seeking UNESCO recognition for the Mother Goddess worship as intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Nearly 300 domestic and foreign researchers gathered in the northern province of Nam Dinh on September 29 to attend an international workshop on Mother Goddess worship culture in Vietnam and Asia.