VOV.VN - A project to preserve and promote the art of lacquer in Tuong Binh Hiep village, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong province, was recently approved, part of efforts to protect and promote one of Vietnam’s most valuable intangible cultural heritages, which is on the verge of extinction due to urbanization.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has formally added traditional Thai massage to its intangible cultural heritage list, following the traditional Khon dance that was previously listed.
A ceremony was held in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on October 12 to receive a certificate recognising the art of Red Dao ethnic people’s traditional costume decoration as a national intangible cultural heritage.
A wide range of activities will be held to celebrate 20 years since Hanoi was recognised as a “City for peace” by UNESCO (July 16, 1999), said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports Bui Thi Thu Hien told the press on July 9.
A festival promoting intangible cultural heritage of humanity in Vietnam will take place in Nha Trang city in the central province of Khanh Hoa from June 14-16.
A ceremony was recently held in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on May 20 to receive a certificate recognising “Ro Bam” theatre art in Tran De district as a national intangible cultural heritage.
Vietnam will soon officially ask the UNESCO to consider putting the country’s Xoe Thai dance in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Cham pottery making art among Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Nha Nhac, Ca Tru and love duet singing are among 12 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage elements of Vietnam.
A ceremony to honour individuals and organisations that have contributed to preserving and upholding the value of Quan Ho (love duet) singing, was held in the Kinh Bac culture centre in Bac Ninh city, the northern province of Bac Ninh on February 15.
Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien will implement a plan to promote the recognition of xoe Thai dance as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Vietnam possesses an array of intangible cultural heritages that have been recognized by UNESCO.
An exhibition on Quan ho (love duets) opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009 - 2019).
VOV.VN - Hanoi is preserving and promoting Ca Tru ceremonial singing by training the younger generation and organizing public performances, hoping to soon remove Ca Tru from UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritages in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Additional 14 people in the northern province of Phu Tho have been presented with the “Xoan singing artisan” title in recognition of their contributions to preserving and promoting the value of the UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage.
A book on Hanoi’s intangible cultural heritage in Contemporary Life was launched on November 9 at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - National University).
The 2018 Asia-Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Conference opened in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on November 6, under the theme of “ICH NGOs towards the Sustainable Development of Communities”.
Thousands of locals and visitors made their way to the Hanoi cuisine festival 2018, which opened on October 11 at Thong Nhat Park, to enjoy a wide range of traditional Hanoi dishes.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Vu Quang Anh hosted a ceremony to mark the 73rd Vietnamese National Day in Brussels on September 6.
VOV.VN - Thirty-eight contestants of Miss Vietnam 2018’s northern region attended an exchange with People’s Artist Hong Luu and the Nghe An Folk Song Troupe to learn more about Vietnamese Vi dam folk singing on July 17.
Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat stated that Thailand had proposed the khon masked drama to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for listing as an intangible cultural heritage item.