World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.
Son Tra district in the central city of Da Nang has almost completed research and preparations for a project to bring community arts into living space and preserve ancient coastal villages.
Talented artists across Vietnam recently staged a play to celebrate 100 years of Cai Luong or Vietnamese reformed opera. The 150-minute play, Thay Ba Doi (Teacher Ba Doi), portrays the career of famous musician Nguyen Quang Dai, a guru of Cai Luong.
From the early the morning, Le Thi Ty's family (Cam Chau ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province) has busy preparing the last batch of u tro cakes for the Doan Ngo Festival, the second most significant festival in Vietnam, behind the Lunar New Year holiday, which falls on June 18th (the fifth day of the fifth Lunar month) this year.
A new Zen Buddhist monastery was inaugurated in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on June 17th.
A wide range of activities will be held to observe the 50th anniversary of the Dong Loc victory in Ha Tinh province, heard a press conference in Hanoi on June 15th.
Twelve noteworthy literature works and contributions to literary development in the region were honoured in the ninth Mekong River Literature Prize at a ceremony, in Hanoi, on June 15th.
A modest bango made from an aluminium basin was used in art performances during the resistance war against the French that encouraged the soldiers’ morale.
The former imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province is conducting a restoration project in a bid to save Dieu De, which was considered as a national pagoda under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).
Lacquer paintings belong to the Vietnamese, said Bui Thi Thanh Mai, deputy-director of the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, while concluding a seminar on lacquer art held on June 13 in Hanoi.
Inspired from her passion for Hang Trong folk painting, designer Trinh Thu Trang established S-River, a group of youngsters who share a common interest in ancient Vietnamese culture, and launched ‘Hoa Sac Viet’ Vietnamese Colours and Patterns) project with the aim of stimulating a revival of public interest in the old traditional folk genre.
Authorities in the central province of Thanh Hoa have allocated more money to further excavate Trieu Tuong Mausoleum site.
The second Yen Chau mango festival 2018 officially opened in Yen Chau district, Son La province on June 10th, attracting a large number of visitors and local people.
The live entertainment show “The Quintessence of Tonkin” recently won the Gold Stevie Award for Innovation in Media, Visual Communications & Entertainment, beating projects from all over Asia.
The first festival on world’s intangible cultural heritage will be held in the northern province of Tuyen Quang in September.
Mask dancing is a long-standing traditional practice which has been performed throughout many generations of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups in the northern province of Lang Son.
In Ngoc Bay commune, Kon Tum city, Kon Tum province, almost everyone knows artisan ABiu, a Ba Na ethnic person, who is always concerned about conservation and teaching traditional gong playing to the younger generation.