11 new intangible forms of the nation’s cultural heritage recognised

11 new intangible forms of the nation’s cultural heritage recognised

NDO/VNA—The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a list of eleven newly recognised forms of the nation’s intangible cultural heritage.  (Feb 13, 2017)

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Ta Oi ethnic weaving recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

  Jan 16, 2017
NDO - The central province of Thua Thien – Hue on January 16 received a certificate recognising the “Zeng” weaving in A Luoi district as part of the national intangible cultural heritage, the second of its kind in the locality. 

Hue Relic System to restore nine projects in 2017

  Jan 11, 2017
NDO—The Hue Relics Preservation Centre will implement nine preservation and restoration projects at the Hue Relic System in 2017.  

Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time

  Jan 10, 2017
NDO—Eighteen national treasures recognised by Vietnam’s authorities over the past period are being presented under a special exhibition held for the first time by the National Museum of Vietnam History in Hanoi. 

Ta Oi people’s brocade weaving craft recognised as national cultural heritage

  Jan 10, 2017
NDO—The traditional craft of 'zeng' (brocade) weaving of Ta Oi ethnic group in A Luoi District, Thua Thien–Hue Province was recently recognised as national intangible cultural heritage under a decision issued by the Minster of Culture, Sports and Tourism. 

Many artefacts found in Thang Long Royal Citadel

  Dec 29, 2016
NDO - The Thang Long–Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre in co-ordination with the Institute of Archaeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences organised a symposium in Hanoi on December 28 to announce a preliminary report on excavation results at the Kinh Thien Palace site in Thang Long Royal Citadel. 

Mummified statues among 14 new national treasures

  Dec 23, 2016
NDO - Another 14 artefacts and groups of artefacts have been recognised as national treasures, including the mummified statues of 17th century Zen masters Vu Khac Minh and Vu Khac Truong. 

UN recognition for Mother Goddesses belief: a source of pride for Vietnam

  Dec 04, 2016
NDO – The UNESCO acknowledgement for the traditional practices related to the Vietnamese people’s belief in the Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms, which has recently been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, has brought a source of pride to the Vietnamese people, remarked Tran Thi Hoang Mai, Deputy Director-General of Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO (UNESCO Vietnam) to the press after the recognition was announced. 

High spirits as Vietnamese mediumship wins UNESCO recognition

  Dec 02, 2016
NDO - Vietnamese religious practices, notably the hau dong or mediumship ritual, in honour of Mother Goddesses, have been inscribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritages of humanity. 

Phu Yen’s Whale Worship Festival recognised as intangible cultural heritage

  Nov 23, 2016
NDO—The Phu Yen province People’s Committee held a ceremony on November 23 to receive a certificate recognising its Whale Worship Festival as part of the nation’s intangible cultural heritage.  

Dong Nai: 2,000 year old ancient tomb recognised as national special relic site

  Nov 23, 2016
NDO - The Dong Nai provincial People's Committee held a ceremony on November 22 to announce the Prime Minister's Decision and receive a certificate recognising the Cu Thach Hang Gon ancient tomb as a national special relic site and Tran Bien Temple of Literature as a national historical relic. 

Various activities celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day

  Nov 04, 2016
NDO – A wide variety of cultural activities were held around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District on November 3 to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 2005 - 2016). 

Xoe dance dossier for UNESCO recognition prepared

  Oct 27, 2016
NDO/VNA—The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Yen Bai Province jointly held a conference on October 26 to develop a national dossier on the xoe dance of Vietnam’s Thai minority people to submit for UNESCO recognition as a part of the intangible heritage of humanity. 

Vietnamese archaeological treasures displayed in Germany

  Oct 09, 2016
NDO/VNA—The exhibition “Treasures of Vietnamese Archaeology” is running at the LWL-Museum of Archaeology in the city of Herne in Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen State, attracting some 700 visitors on its opening day. 

Preserving and upholding values of Muong people’s oral traditions

  Oct 08, 2016
NDO—People belonging to the Muong nation account for over 63% of the total population of Vietnam’s northern province of Hoa Binh. The Muong nation has cultivated and preserved its unique indigenous culture, one of whose distinctive features is a tradition of oral mythology known as mo Muong.