NDO – The ‘sac bua’ (Tet greeting) folk singing in Phu Le commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province has recently been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The cultural sector and local authorities have taken measures to preserve and promote unique values of the singing form in the community.
NDO/VNA – The Indian Embassy in Vietnam inaugurated an Indian cultural centre in Hanoi on the evening of April 20, as part of activities marking the two countries’ 45-year diplomatic ties (January 7, 1972-2017) and 10-year strategic partnership (2007-2017).
NDO – Vietnam Book Festival 2017 officially opened at the National Library of Vietnam, 31 Trang Thi Street, Hanoi on April 20, as part of activities to welcome Vietnam Book Day (April 21), and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23).
NDO – The Vietnam State Archives and Records Department on April 19 made an announcement in relation to two recently acquired documentary films abroad, namely "Ho Chi Minh in the Land of Lenin", and "Vietnam: 30 Days in Saigon", which comes as a result of the project collecting precious and rare archives about Vietnam.
NDO – The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) is a State unit of the arts which has been busy in recent times with a large number of concerts. The orchestra has also given the subscription concert vol.100 at the Hanoi Opera House.
NDO – Vietnam Book Festival 2017, scheduled to open on April 20 at National Library of Vietnam, No. 31 Trang Thi Street, Hanoi, will feature various meaningful activities targeting readers of all ages.
NDO/VNA - The Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) and Spanish musicians will perform classical operas, music pieces and ballets at Hanoi Opera House on April 15, the second day of the performance.
NDO – A wide variety of bamboo and rattan weaving products from Phu Vinh village, Chuong My district, Hanoi, are being displayed at a programme which began on April 14 at Kim Ngan Temple in Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District.