Xoan Singing to receive official recognition as heritage of humanity

Xoan Singing to receive official recognition as heritage of humanity

NDO/VNA – Xoan Singing of northern Phu Tho province will receive the official recognition as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity from UNESCO in a ceremony at Lai Len Shrine, Viet Tri city, Phu Tho on February 3. (Jan 25, 2018)


Unique rite of passage of Dao ethnic minority

  Dec 25, 2017
NDO – ‘Cap sac’ ritual is a rite of passage to mark the coming-of-age of the Dao ethnic men, affirming the recognition of the community and gods to them. With the Dao ethnic minority people in Hoanh Bo district, Quang Ninh province, ‘cap sac’ is the most important ritual. 

2018 Hue Festival attracts 20 international art troupes

  Dec 20, 2017
NDO – As many as 20 international art troupes from many countries around the world have registered to participate in the 2018 Hue Festival, which will take place from April 27 to May 2, 2018. 

Vietnam’s ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ folk music deserve World Heritage status

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO – UNESCO have added Vietnam’s two folk music styles of ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ to its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Korea on December 7-8. 

‘Bai Choi’ singing recognised as UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity

  Dec 07, 2017
NDO – ‘Bai Choi’ singing (a popular folklore style of singing in the central and south central regions of Vietnam), has been added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  

Bringing Kim Hoang painting to the world

  Dec 07, 2017
NDO – Following more than one year of revivification this type of folk paintings has received the attention of the people, especially enthusiasts of traditional cultural values. Recently, Kim Hoang paintings and a number of wood-blocks of Kim Hoang paintings have been on display at a festival and an international workshop on woodcut paintings, as well as an exhibition on folk paintings printed from woodblocks, in the Republic of Korea (RoK). 

Worshipping of Mother Goddesses introduced in Russia

  Dec 07, 2017
NDO/VNA – A seminar has been held in Moscow, Russia, to introduce the Vietnamese worship of Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms.  

Ancient Oc Eo artefacts on exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City

  Nov 30, 2017
NDO - An exhibition displaying over 300 ancient Oc Eo artefacts opened at the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh on November 29. 

Thang Long - Hanoi’s national treasures introduced to the public for the first time

  Nov 23, 2017
NDO – Four groups of national treasures found in Thang Long ancient citadel are on display for the first time at the Hanoi Museum, No. 2 Pham Hung street, Me Tri ward, South Tu Liem district, on the occasion of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).  

Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 winners announced

  Nov 21, 2017
NDO – Winners of the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 were announced at the award ceremony of the contest, held by Vietnam Heritage Magazine, in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21. 

Old Quarter to host activities honouring Hanoi’s cultural heritages

  Nov 11, 2017
NDO – A programme will be held from November 17 to 26 in the Hanoi Old Quarter to honour the capital city’s cultural heritages.  

Artisans honoured for preserving intangible cultural heritages

  Nov 15, 2017
NDO – Over the past years, artisans and cultural practitioners have played a key role in preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritages of Hanoi. To acknowledge their contributions, Hanoi city Department of Culture and Sports recently announced a list of 140 nominees to be awarded with the ‘People’s Artisan’ and ‘Meritorious Artisan’ titles. 

‘Cua Dinh’ singing successfully revived after six decades of decline

  Nov 09, 2017
NDO – A performance featuring ‘Cua Dinh’ folk singing will be held at the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in Hanoi on November 14, marking the successful revival of the musical genre after six decades of decline. 

French architecture showcased in Hanoi

  Oct 27, 2017
NDO - An exhibition featuring various documents and photos on French architecture opened at Hanoi’s Book Street in the capital city on October 27. 

Pottery exhibition on Oc Eo culture opens in An Giang

  Sep 29, 2017
NDO – Over 1,000 ceramic objects from the Oc Eo culture are on display at an exhibition which opened in An Giang province on September 29.