VNF - The 9th Vietnam - Korea Food and Cultural Festival will take place from 27 to 29 October in Hanoi with the participation of 70 booths of Korean businesses and restaurants.
A new gastronomy research centre was opened in Ho Chi Minh City as part of the Vietnam Tourism Association’s efforts to promote sustainable tourism.
A free series of events entitled “Pattern Story”, hosted by Textile Linker and Hoa Tien Brocade, to explore Vietnamese heritage textile and connect the artisans with the others, will be held from September 30th to October 8th.
A traditional Mid-Autumn Festival featuring many useful and interesting activities for children, in particular, a school education programme which helps young kids to understand more about mid-autumn festivals of the past through documented works of the French researchers Henri Oger and Albert Kahn Museum, will be hosted in Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien has two more heritages named in the list of national intangible cultural heritages, raising its total to six.
A unique newly-issued compillation brings together the story and works of the first graduates of the Vietnam College of Fine Arts, many of them well-known painters, reflecting the role of artists and fine arts in the country’s struggle for independence.
The first national festival of Dao ethnic culture will take place in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang on September 29th and 30th.
Dozens of veteran and young cai luong (reformed theatre) artists and singers will perform at Ho Chi Minh City Theatre for a charity programme to raise funds for poor farmers living in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta provinces.
A solo exhibition entitled Green Dreams by 10-year-old artist Nguyen Ha Phuong is being held at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum until September 13th.
A photo exhibition, entitled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa: historical and legal evidence”, opened at Nam Ha prison in the northern province of Ha Nam on September 11th.
Dozens of old and rare books featuring Vietnamese history and culture in the 20th century are on display at the Ho Chi Minh City Book Street on Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1.
On September 7th, Greek Ambassador to Vietnam Nikos D. Kanellos handed over 13 paintings to the Fine-Arts Museum of Vietnam and 4 paintings to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
South Korean Literary (KL) Management will introduce and popularise the Vietnamese novel Nhung Nga Tu Va Nhung Cot Den (Crossroads and Lamposts) at Book Fair Frankfurt in October, according to Nha Nam Publishing House.
Hanoi’s autumn is also the season for com (young sticky rice flakes). Com can be eaten directly or enjoyed with bananas like a snack. It can also be mixed with other food ingredients to create a variety of tasty dishes, including cha com (Vietnamese com sausage) and com xao (browned green sticky rice).
Vu Lan Festival (or Trung Nguyen Festival) is Buddhist festival that emerged long ago in Vietnam.
“Ho khoan” Le Thuy, a genre of Vietnamese folk music from Le Thuy district, in the central province of Quang Binh, has been recognised as national intangible cultural heritage for its typical characteristics.
An autumn festival opened in Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, the northwestern mountainous province of Lao Cai, on September 1st, inviting visitors to explore unique and pristine cultural identities of local ethnics.