VN moves to preserve ‘world heritage’ folk singing Culture - Sports

VN moves to preserve ‘world heritage’ folk singing

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 16 publicised a national action programme to preserve two UNESCO-recognised forms of Vietnamese folk singing in the 2010-2015 period.
On the day, the two cultural treasures received UNESCO certificates recognising “Quan Ho Bac Ninh” singing (Bac Ninh folk love duets) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Culture - Sports

Hung Kings Temple Festival seeks UNESCO recognition

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Phu Tho People’s Committee are urgently completing a dossier to submit to UNESCO for recognition of the “Belief and Hung Kings Temple Festival” as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Politics

Nation remembers Hung Kings

A national-level commemoration of the first rulers of Vietnam – the Hung Kings – will be organised during ten days this month in the northern province of Phu Tho and two days in other provinces and cities throughout the country.
Culture - Sports

Monastery hosts festival

The annual Tay Thien Festival opened on March 30, the15 th of the second lunar month, at the Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest) Tay Thien Zen Monastery in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.