The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the south central province of Ninh Thuan to compile a dossier on the Cham people’s traditional craft of pottery to apply for UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.
The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi, is hosting a programme celebrating the cultural diversity and customs of the Central Highlands region this June.
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 3rd a ceremony to commemorate Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc, who set himself on fire 55 years ago to protest against the repression of Buddhists by the American-supported Saigon government.
The Association of Vietnamese Photography Artists, in association with the Photographic Society of America (PSA), opened the PSA international photo exhibition in Hanoi on June 2nd.
Former Associated Press war photographer Nick Ut (real name Huynh Cong Ut) handed over his two cameras and 52 photos to the Vietnam Press Museum at a ceremony on June 1st.
Maps and itinerary of Vietnamese envoys’ journey to China dating from the 18th century were officially announced as a heritage Memory of the World at the 2018 General Meeting of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP).
Artworks created by children with disabilities, orphans and those with difficult circumstances in the central city of Da Nang are on display at an exhibition themed “Raising the wings of dream” that opened in the locality on May 28th.
Thua Thien-Hue has received EUR 25,000 (USD 29,000) from a UK national who donated the money to help the central province develop traditional craft products.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh cut a ribbon to launch a photo exhibition on 70 years of patriotic emulation movements (June 11th, 1948-2018) in Hanoi on May 28th.
A ceremony was held by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on May 27th (13th day of the fourth lunar month) to mark 590 years since the coronation day of King Le Thai To, the founder of the Le so Dynasty (1428 – 1527).
Born in That Khe town, Trang Dinh district, Lang Son province, one of the cradles of Then folk singing, 29-year-old artisan Nguyen Van Bach (alias Xuan Bach) has developed a strong passion and attachment to the traditional art form of the Tay, Nung and Thai groups.
A Vietnamese-Korean bilingual book on late General Vo Nguyen Giap made its debut in Hanoi on May 25th before it will be introduced to readers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) afterwards.
A new summer camp called “A Creative Summer–A Soul Summer Arts Experience” is going to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 2nd-20th to awaken the artistic potential of children.
The 14th Southern Fruit Festival 2018 will take place at the Suoi Tien Culture and Tourism site in Ho Chi Minh City from June 1st to 17th.
A research team of Ha Tinh Museum has discovered a royal decree dating to 1784.
A ceremony was held in Tuy Hoa city, the south central province of Phu Yen, on May 19th to receive a certificate from UNESCO recognising Bai Choi singing, a popular folklore style of singing in central Vietnam, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A wide range of activities to celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh are taking place from May 17th to 19th at the Kim Lien relic site in Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, the hometown of the President.