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Fire-jumping ceremony of Red Dao group becomes national intangible heritageicon

Fire-jumping ceremony of Red Dao group becomes national intangible heritage

The “Nhay lua” (fire jumping) ceremony of the Red Dao ethnic minority people in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has been listed as a national intangible heritage.

 
Vietnam’s image popularised at multicultural festival in Germanyicon

Vietnam’s image popularised at multicultural festival in Germany

VIETNAM & WORLD
14/09/2020

Huong Viet, an online magazine of the Vietnamese community in Germany, on September 12 joined a multicultural festival in Augsburg in the southern state of Bayern, 

Tay hamlet preserves ethnic cultureicon

Tay hamlet preserves ethnic culture

YOUR VIETNAM
29/08/2020

Preserving ethnic culture is a tough challenge in the modern world. In Thai Hai hamlet, Thai Nguyen province, preserving the language, costumes, folklore, and customs of Vietnam’s Tay ethnic minority is a task for every family.

Significance of international awards for promoting intangible cultural heritageicon

Significance of international awards for promoting intangible cultural heritage

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
27/08/2020

Vu Duc Hieu, director of the Muong Cultural Space Museum, has won the 2020 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH), which is expected to be presented in an online form on September 15.

“Long story” from Ao Daiicon

“Long story” from Ao Dai

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
26/08/2020

In late June, a special show of more than 1,000 Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) patterns, entitled “Ao Dai – Vietnam’s cultural heritage”, was held at the Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi.

Thai ethnic people’s traditional brocade weavingicon

Thai ethnic people’s traditional brocade weaving

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
12/08/2020

Thai ethnic people in the Northwestern region are renowned for their traditional craft of brocade weaving that has been preserved for many generations.

Artisan sustains legacy of clay statue makingicon

Artisan sustains legacy of clay statue making

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
10/08/2020

Clay statues are a traditional type of toy in Vietnam and popular during the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Hung Yen works to revive UNESCO-recognised Ca Tru singingicon

Hung Yen works to revive UNESCO-recognised Ca Tru singing

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
09/08/2020

People in the northern province of Hung Yen are working diligently to revive the golden days of Ca Tru ceremonial singing which has been recognised as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Sli songs of Nung ethnic people preserved by local artisticon

Sli songs of Nung ethnic people preserved by local artist

VIETNAM & WORLD
08/08/2020

The Northern border province of Lang Son is famous for Then and Sli singing of the Nung ethnic people as over the years a number of local artists have made every effort to preserve and promote these folk melodies.

Thai singing to bid farewell to son, welcome daughter in-lawicon

Thai singing to bid farewell to son, welcome daughter in-law

YOUR VIETNAM
02/08/2020

Thai people have still observed a singing custom at weddings called “khap xong khuoi, ton pau” which means singing to bid farewell to the son and welcome the new daughter in-law.

Colourful costumes of ethnic groups in northern Vietnamicon

Colourful costumes of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
20/07/2020

The northern province of Lao Cai is home to a large number of culturally rich and diverse ethnic minorities groups. 

HCM City in urgent need of public art spaceicon

HCM City in urgent need of public art space

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
20/07/2020

Installation of art in public places in Vietnam is essential to the development of smart cities and their cultural life, Ho Chi Minh City’s artists and cultural experts have said.

Ageing underground wells in the heart of Hanoiicon

Ageing underground wells in the heart of Hanoi

YOUR VIETNAM
16/07/2020

Underground wells which were closely linked to the lives of Vietnamese citizens can be found throughout the northern delta, especially in rural areas, with many dug approximately half a century ago still in use today in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Preserving Nung ethnic group’s soul through folk songsicon

Preserving Nung ethnic group’s soul through folk songs

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
15/05/2020

Nong Dung Long, a Nung ethnic minority man in Phon Xuong Town, Yen The District, Bac Giang Province, said that today many Nung people cannot speak their traditional language so he recorded their folk songs in a notebook.

Expats on love, marriage and childrenicon

Expats on love, marriage and children

SOCIETY
14/05/2020

Marriage and children have been hot topics in Vietnam of late, thanks to the Government’s announcement that it wants people to marry before 30 and have two kids before 35, with tax breaks and other policies on offer to encourage procreation.

Ta Oi women keep traditional brocade weaving aliveicon

Ta Oi women keep traditional brocade weaving alive

VIDEO
10/03/2020

Zeng weaving (a kind of brocade) is a standout craft of Ta Oi ethnic minority community in A Luoi mountainous district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue province. 

Vietnamese ‘ca tru’ art honoured by Googleicon

Vietnamese ‘ca tru’ art honoured by Google

PHOTOS
02/03/2020

Vietnamese ‘ca tru’ (ceremonial singing) was honoured by Google Doodle, a special and temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage, on the occasion of the art form’s Founders Commemoration Day (February 23).