Various activities celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day

Tuesday, 2020-11-24 16:55:39
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At the cultural - educational event "Heritage with schools" was held in Da Lat city,
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NDO – The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports cooperated with the Cultural Heritage Association of the city to hold a ceremony on November 23 to receive a certificate recognising historical - cultural relics and celebrate the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

In November 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided to recognise two national architectural monuments in Ho Chi Minh City, including the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head office and Linh Dong communal house in Thu Duc district. In addition, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee decided to recognise six monuments, including two historical monuments and four architectural art monuments; bringing the total number of monuments in the city to 185 (including two special national monuments and 56 national monuments).

* As part of activities to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, on November 23, Thai Nguyen Provincial Museum held a ceremony to receive 75 artifacts donated from the Viet Bac Antiques Collection Research Club. These included artifacts of pottery, ethnic costumes, daily utensils of ethnic minorities and ancient books of the San Chi people, imbued with cultural and spiritual value. Among these, there are many artifacts dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. They prove the distinct cultural characteristics of Thai Nguyen province.

* On November 23, Da Nang Fine Arts Museum held a ceremony to receive artifacts donated from the family of People's Artist Tran Duy Mong (Thua Thien Hue), Meritorious Artist Tran Van Anh and Artisan Tran Dinh Phi (from Quang Nam provincial Jewellery and Handicraft Association) with more than 90 artifacts being jewelry for the bride and groom during traditional wedding ceremonies, decorative jewelry and tools of craft villages from Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam. The collection will help Da Nang Fine Arts Museum build a space to introduce the region's jewelry craft.

* On the same day, the Kon Tum provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a summary conference on the project to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of gongs in Kon Tum province in the period of 2016 - 2020 and orient plans for their conservation and promotion in the period 2021 - 2025. The implementation of the project has brought about positive changes, especially for young ethnic minorities, contributing to raising the awareness and self-awareness about preserving and promoting traditional cultural values. On this occasion, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism rewarded organisations and individuals for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of gongs in Kon Tum province in the period 2016 - 2020.

* Earlier, Dong Thap Provincial Museum held a ceremony to receive 535 artifacts and antiques from collector Nguyen Ngoc An. Of these, there are many pottery and stone artifacts from the Dong Son, Sa Huynh in 17th century and antiques representing cultural exchange within Vietnam and other countries in the region. On this occasion, Dong Thap Provincial Museum opened an exhibition of artifacts of collector Nguyen Ngoc An.

* On November 23, for the first time, the cultural - educational event "Heritage with schools" was held in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, attracting the participation of more than 2,000 students and teachers.

* The British Council introduced a documentary page on the project named ‘Heritage of Future Past’,
on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 1945 - 2020).

The project consists of two closely linked components: Community Cultural Activities, and FAMLAB - Film, Archive and the Music Lab. The project aims to create new opportunities for communities across the country to contribute to the preservation and development of their cultural heritage value, and to benefit from it. Project activities include research, documentation, conservation, training and capacity building, advocacy (including community and policy dialogue), as well as innovative experiments to promote cultural heritage in contemporary practice.