19:19 | 01/04/2020 Culture & Art
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with the submission of a dossier on Dong Ho folk paintings to UNESCO to include the art in the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.
13:08 | 28/03/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Elephant Race Festival takes place biennially in March in Don Village in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.
Swim Festival on the Lo River
10:38 | 15/03/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Swim Festival on the Lo River, held annually in the third lunar month in the northern mountainous province of Phu Tho includes rites featuring the training of Vietnamese naval forces and their sporting spirit in fighting against the nation’s enemies since the Hung Kings Dynasty.
Giay people drum their way to prosperity
14:47 | 05/03/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Giay ethnic people celebrate the Lunar New Year with a drum dancing festival to pray for a prosperous and happy New Year. The festival is held in the early morning hours of the first day of the Lunar New Year in Tat Nga Commune in Meo Vac District of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.
Pottery village enriches Vietnamese culture
14:05 | 26/02/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Bat Trang Pottery Village in Hanoi’s Gia Lam District dates back 700 years but is only about a 20-30 minute car or motorbike ride from central Hanoi, attracting Vietnamese buyers, exporters and foreign visitors with its huge variety of ceramics and pottery products.
Honoring ancient mandarins in Lang Son City
15:50 | 20/02/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Ky Cung-Ta Phu Festival, the biggest annual ritual event in the northeastern city of Lang Son, aims to honor and commemorate the spirit of the Mother Goddess and of ancient mandarins who contributed to the building of the area in ancient times.
Dance of the dragons
09:55 | 14/02/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The colorful and exciting unicorn/lion/dragon dance, a traditional Vietnamese custom, is usually performed on festivals and major occasions, particularly during Tet (the Lunar New Year holiday).
The mysterious fire dance of the Pa Then people
12:35 | 09/02/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Pa Then people are perhaps one of Vietnam’s smallest ethnic minorities but their mysterious ritual fire dance resonates far beyond their communities in the northeastern provinces of Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang.
Festival season in Ninh Binh Province beckons to visitors
16:37 | 16/01/2020 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The festival season from January to March of the lunar calendar beckons to visitors to Ninh Binh Province, where they can enjoy the spring, attend the Bai Dinh Pagoda festival, and sightsee at the Trang An Landscape Complex - a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).