NDO – The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For hundreds of years, embroiderers in the village have established their fame for making royal robes and costumes for festivals and worshipping rituals.
NDO—The worshipping ritual dedicated to Au Co, the legendary mother of Vietnam, was recognised as national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a ceremony held in Phu Tho Province on March 21.
NDO - Dr To Lan from the Institute of Sino-Nom Studies has been featured prominently as one of only a few young female researchers who have immersed themselves into the treasure trove of the forefathers’ language heritage to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.
NDO – Learning the art of brocade weaving since the age of 13 from her mother, 1962-born artisan Vang Thi Mai has kept in mind that practicing and preserving the traditional craft is the responsibility of every Mong women. Taking on the responsibility, she established the Brocade Weaving Cooperative of Hop Tien village, Ha Giang province in 1999 with the hope of popularising one of Mong people’s cultural identities to domestic and foreign visitors.
NDO—The Xuan Pha folk dance was recognised as a part of the nation’s intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a ceremony held on March 6 at Tho Xuan District’s cultural centre in Thanh Hoa Province.
NDO – The Kim Binh historical site in Kim Binh Commune, Chiem Hoa District, the northern province of Tuyen Quang, where the 2nd National Party Congress was held in 1951, received a certificate recognising it a special national relic site at a ceremony on February 2.
NDO - As the art of xoan singing is soon to be lifted from the UNESCO list of cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding, Dr Le Thi Minh Ly from the National Cultural Heritage Centre expressed her joy at the achievements Vietnam has made over the past year in protecting cultural heritages.
NDO—After three years, 10,000 copies of Ngan nam ao mu (A Thousand Years of Caps and Robes) by Tran Quang Duc have been sold—an impressive number for a history book. His friend, Nguyen Huu Su, is preparing to publish his book Lich su thu phap (History of Calligraphy). They are working on things they believe in.
NDO—In an effort to revive the beautiful genre of Kim Hoang folk painting, a project was launched in October 2015 by Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa, director of the Hanoi Ceramics Museum, and her partners with the support of Kim Hoang villagers and the Van Canh Commune People’s Committee.