14:33 | 20/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - Every year, from the 15th to the 17th day of the first lunar month, a contest is held at the Con Son-Kiep Bac relic site in Hai Duong Province to pick the best banh chung (square sticky rice cakes) and banh giay (round sticky rice cakes) made by participants. The event attracts tens of thousands of local residents and visitors.
12:54 | 19/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Heritage House in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a typical 19th century merchant’s home and one of few remaining intact buildings of its era, attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists.
Preserving ancient ritual singing in An Mo Village
11:27 | 17/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - Hat chau van, or in secular form hat van, is a traditional folk art of northern Vietnam, which combines trance singing and dancing. Its music and poetry are combined with a variety of instruments, rhythms, pauses, and tempos. Hat van originated in the 16th century and spread quickly. The main musical instrument used in hat van performances is a moon-shaped lute. The genre is famous for its use in rituals for deity mediumship. In 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized the mother goddesses worship rituals, including hat van, as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Foreigners enjoy Tet, its customs and food
12:44 | 16/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - Foreigners living in Vietnam, who have already experienced Tet, the Lunar New Year celebration, are looking forward to the experience. Those who have not, but have heard a lot about it, are curious about the many holiday customs and traditions.
Changing the fabric of H’mong lives
17:14 | 15/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - A two-year project to preserve the traditional culture of the H’mong minority in northern Vietnam as a way to improve their livelihood was funded and implemented by Craft Link at a total cost of more than VND643 million.
Tet tugs at heartstrings of overseas Vietnamese
11:07 | 12/02/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - About five million Vietnamese people live in 103 countries and territories around the world. Although travel to Vietnam has become easily accessible, not all overseas Vietnamese can fly to their homeland to celebrate Tet. Many mark the most important of their homeland’s holidays in exile, maintaining many aspects of the traditional celebrations as an expression of their cultural identity.
Vietnam – RoK art exhibition kicks off
10:25 | 09/02/2018 Culture & Art
Fifty-six paintings from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Vietnam are being showcased at an exhibition which officially got underway at the Exhibition House, No. 45 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi, on February 6.
Belgian culinary art showcased in Hanoi
13:58 | 02/02/2018 Culture & Art
A culinary event named ‘A Taste of Belgium’ is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Hanoi on February 1-2, as part of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Belgium diplomatic relations.
Hue Festival 2018: A taste of Vietnamese and international culture
14:43 | 29/01/2018 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The biennial Hue Festival in the old Vietnamese capital of Hue has become a major national and international cultural event. Themed “Cultural heritage with integration and development, Hue - one destination, five heritage properties”, Hue Festival 2018 will take place from April 27 to May 2.