The capital city of Hanoi has had three national intangible heritage icons recognised.
The practice related to the Vietnamese belief in Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms has been officially recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Chango Foundation will offer Vietnamese audiences a Colombian folk traditional music performance on May 4 in a collaborative programme by the Embassy of Colombia in Vietnam and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The echoes of ancient Dong Son bronze drums will be heard at the 2016 Hung Kings Temple Festival in Phu Tho province, which falls on April 16 this year.
A century-old relief of Lac Long Quan, the father of the first Hung King - the legendary founder of Vietnam, has been recognised as a piece of national treasure.
Vietnam is waiting for guidance from UNESCO in helping to reclassify xoan singing from being a world’s intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection, to simply being an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
In recent years, the traditional Vietnamese music genre of Xoan singing has seen growing participation from a younger generation.
The bustling atmosphere of the love duet Lim festival enchanted audiences in the northern province of Bac Ninh last weekend.
The State recognised a drum and gong performance in the southern central province of Phu Yen as part of its intangible cultural heritage.
“Hat Xoan” (Xoan singing), a celebrated art form in Vietnam’s northern province of Phu Tho, has been revived after its recognition as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding by UNESCO.
The northern province of Bac Ninh received a certificate recognising tug of war festival of Huu Chap village as a national intangible cultural heritage during a ceremony on February 11.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the Prime Minister for permission to join the Republic of Korea in compiling a multinational dossier seeking UNESCO’s recognition of the traditional craft of “son mai” (lacquer) as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.
A ceremony was held in Muong Lay township, the northwestern province of Dien Bien on December 31 to publicise the recognition of the Xoe dance and Kin pang Then ritual as national intangible cultural heritages.
Nao pe chau, a festival of the Mong ethnic group in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, was recognised as part of the national intangible cultural heritage at a ceremony in Nam Pong village, Muong Dang commune, Muong Ang district, on December 16.
Phu Tho Province's cultural authority has said the introduction of xoan singing in schools will play a major role in preserving and promoting the provincial heritage.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has passed an overall plan to compose a national dossier to nominate “Then” singing of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups as intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
The education sector of central Ha Tinh province plans to include Vi-Giam folk singing in primary school curriculum from the 2015-2016 academic year, as part of its efforts to preserve the humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.
The Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing of Vietnam is amongst 46 nominations for UNESCO’s recognition as the world intangible cultural heritages of humanity at the UN body’s upcoming session.
(VOV) - An exhibition, opened in Haiphong city on May 10, is showcasing 280 photos, featuring Vietnam’s world heritage examples, as part of activities to celebrate the Red Flamboyant Flowers Festival 2014.
The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, one of the cradles of Hat Then (Then singing), is hastening the compilation of a dossier seeking UNESCO’s recognition of the musical genre as a piece of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.