Monday, 24 Jun 2019

Vietnam recognizes eight more national intangible cultural heritages

Updated at Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018, 12:49
The Hanoitimes - As of September 2018, Vietnam has recognized 257 national intangible cultural heritages.
The Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has signed a decision to recognize an additional eight national intangible cultural heritages.
Dum singing in Hai Phong.
Dum singing in Hai Phong.
The new eight national intangible cultural heritages include papermaking by the Dao Do ethnic people in Viet Quang town, Bac Quang district, Ha Giang province; Dum singing in the communes of Phuc Le, Pha Le, Lap Le, Tam Hung, and Ngu Lao in Thuy Nguyen district, Hai Phong; water puppetry in Nguyen Xa and Dong Cac communes, Dong Hung district, Thai Binh province.
Others consist of the coming of age worship ritual by the Ede ethnic group in Song Hinh commune, in Son Hoa district, Phu Yen province; Linh Son Thanh Mau (Mother Goddess of the Mountain) festival in Tay Ninh province; Qua Son temple festival in Boi Son commune, Do Luong district, Nghe An province; as well as Lang Son temple festival in Trung Nghia commune, Thanh Thuy district, Phu Tho province; as well as the traditional bronze casting of Che village in Thieu Trung commune, Thieu Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province.
As of September 2018, Vietnam has recognized 257 national intangible cultural heritages, according to the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
In addition, the first national intangible cultural heritage festival will take place simultaneously with the Tuyen Quang city Festival in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang from September 20 to 23.
The event aims to honor the treasure of national intangible heritages across the country, contributing to realising the Resolution adopted by the ninth conference of the 11th Party Central Committee on building and developing Vietnamese culture and humans to meet sustainable development demand.
Art troupes at the event will give performances of Central Highlands gongs, Quan ho singing (love duet singing), Then singing by Tay ethnic group, rituals worshipping Mother Goddess in Tuyen Quang, and jumping over fire by Pa Then ethnic group. Don ca tai tu (amateur singing) from the southern region and several other traditional art forms will also be brought on stage.
Tuyet Nhung
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