Hanoi has three more national heritage icons hinh anh 1The swimming festival, held every five years in Tu Liem District, has been recognised as a national intangible heritage icon. (Photo: daibieunhandan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The capital city of Hanoi has had three national intangible heritage icons recognised.

The icons are the swimming festival in Dam village in Tu Liem district, the spring festival in Truong Lam communal house, Long Bien district, and Mountain God Worship in Ba Vi district.

They belong to a list of 17 national intangible heritage icons in areas such as the northern province of Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc and the southern city of Can Tho.

These include le cap sac (maturity ritual) and the pattern decoration in the costume of the red Dao ethnic group in Bac Kan province; the spring festival in Binh Thuy communal house of Can Tho City; folk music of the Bo Y ethnic group in Ha Giang province; and the long tong ritual (go-to-the-field ritual) and the silver carving of the red Dao ethnic group as well as the drum in the ceremonial rituals of the Mong ethnic group in Lao Cai province.

There are currently 248 national heritage icons recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Vietnam.-VNA